Paleofantasy: What Evolution Tells Us about Modern Life
Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers
Are our bodies and brains at odds with contemporary life? Would we be better off if we reverted to the way things used to be, before the rapid changes of agriculture brought us diseases of civilization? Or have human beings in modern society freed themselves from evolution? Biologist Marlene Zuk believes otherwise. Popular theories about how our ancestors lived — and why we should emulate them—are often based on speculation and reflect a basic misunderstanding about how evolution works. There was never a time when everything about us — our bodies, our minds, or our behavior — was in perfect synch with the environment.Plio Diet Cartoon
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