10th Annual Darwin Day Dinner
What, if anything, makes humans unique?
a presentation by Yale Lecturer Mark Sheskin.
There are many ideas about what, if anything, might make humans very different from other animals. Possibilities include language, general intelligence, cumulative culture, and large-scale cooperation. Sheskin will discuss how humans compare to other animals in each of these domains. Along the way, he will describe research with many species, including humans, chimpanzees, dogs, capuchin monkeys, and crows.
Mark Sheskin is a researcher and lecturer in Cognitive Science at Yale University. He studies the evolution of morality, and his research has included projects with adults, children, and capuchin monkeys. Previously Mark was a researcher at École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and before that a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology at Yale.
This event is a celebration of science, evolution, and Charles Darwin, and also one heck of a fun party.
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Everyone is guaranteed to go home from Darwin Day smarter, or at least knowing more than when they arrived. Please tell your friends !This event is sponsored by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, the Bartlett Arboretum, Earthplace, the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, The Wilton Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Unitarian Church in Westport, the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC), and the Norwalk Public Schools Science Department,