“The Key to Evolution: It’s Not What You Think”
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Dolan Auditorium, 7:00 PM
For those who see “man, the hunter” and “woman, the nurturer” when they imagine life in the distant past, Dr. Fuentes points out that there is no evidence from archeology to support the idea that roles were assigned according to age or gender. He also disputes the view that humankind has a natural lust for violence which has only recently been tamed or that male aggression has driven our evolution. Instead, he argues that creativity and collaboration are the most important explanations for why we are the way we are. What’s distinctive about humans, Fuentes says, is that we can imagine something and then make it real. Dr. Fuentes’ lecture is made possible by the work of Dr. Doris Donnelly (Professor Emerita, TRS) and a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, and is sponsored by the Provost’s Office, CAS, and the Institute of Catholic Studies.
Posted on January 24, 2018