Humans—Are We the Exception?
Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers
Human evolution is biocultural. Its processes are fundamentally dissimilar from the processes that have produced other primate species. Dr. Jonathan Marks defends the surprisingly unpopular position that humans are different from other kinds of species and cannot readily be understood without taking humankind’s unique characteristics into consideration. In this spirited talk, he discusses how the cultural aspects of human evolution define what it means to be human.
Video editing by SAR volunteer John Sadd