Join fellow President’s Circle members, SAR President Michael Brown, and SAR Senior Scholar Dr. Dean Falk for a winter party celebrating creative thought. Dr. Falk will enlighten us on how Albert Einstein’s unusual brain and phenomenal intellectual creativity were based not only on his genes (nature) and upbringing (nurture), they were also the product of human evolution. Enjoy creative cuisine by Piñon Catering and mix your own creative cocktail concoction with Santa Fe Spirits. Creative cocktail attire encouraged.
The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
RSVP by November 30 to Lindsay Archuleta at email@example.com or 505-954-7231. Priority given to members of the Board of Directors, Founders’ Society, and President’s Circle
Special thanks to Ken Stilwell, chair, President’s Circle; Piñon Catering; Santa Fe Spirits; and Chaine Santa Fe.
Dr. Dean Falk is a Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe and the Hale G. Smith Professor of Anthropology and a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. She is a paleoanthropologist whose interests include brain evolution and the emergence of language, music, analytical thinking, and warfare in humans. She has directed research on the brains (or traces of them in fossilized skulls) of apes, prehistoric human relatives, and relatively recent humans including Homo floresiensis (aka “Hobbit”) and Albert Einstein. Her books include Braindance: Revised and Expanded Edition (2004), Finding Our Tongues: Mothers, Infants, and the Origins of Language (2009), and The Fossil Chronicles: How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution (2011). Falk’s most recent book, Geeks, Genes, and the Evolution of Asperger Syndrome (2018), is coauthored with her granddaughter, Eve Penelope Schofield. For additional information see: www.deanfalk.com