SOPHI’s Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science hosts ‘Evloving the Future’ workshop

They Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science and the Committee on the Human Aspects of Science and Technology are hosting Evolving the Future — a workshop to be heald on 28 September, 2010.

Evolution is an essential theory for understanding the living world–including our own species. Even our capacity for open-ended learning and culture evolved, and culture itself is an evolutionary process. With understanding comes the capacity for improvement. This workshop examines three fields in which the understanding offered by contemporary evolutionary theory may offer practical guidance: conservation, public health, and the urban environment.

The Keynote speakers will be:

  • David Sloan Wilson, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology, SUNY
  • Rick Shine, Professor of Evolutionary Biology and ARC Federation Fellow, University of Sydney
  • Sir Peter Gluckman, Head, Centre for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland and New Zealand Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
  • Stephen Simpson, Professor of Biology and ARC Laureate Fellow, University of Sydney
  • Roland Fletcher, Professor of Theoretical and World Archaeology, University of Sydney

You can read the feature article on David Sloan Wilson here
For more information and to register, please visit the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science website

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