Past Event

Science Talks with Claudia Dreifus - Edward O. Wilson: Genesis

March 19, 2019
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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92nd Street Y (Warburg Lounge), 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York

Event Description:

New York Times science writer Claudia Dreifus joins celebrated biologist Edward O. Wilson for a compelling conversation about his new book, Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies. Forming a twenty-first-century statement on Darwinian evolution, one shorn of “religious and political dogma,” Wilson offers a bold work of scientific thought and synthesis. Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Genesis demonstrates that the only way for us to fully understand human behavior is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species.

Event Speakers:

  • Edward O. Wilson, a two time Pulitzer Prize winner and one of the world's leading biologists
  • Claudia Dreifus, New York Times science writer and Adjunct Professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs

Event Information:

This event is hosted by 92Y. More information on tickets can be found on the event webpage.