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Evolution and the Anthropocene: Science, Religion, and the Human Future
Dr. David Sloan Wilson will discuss how the newly declared geological epoch—the Anthropocene—based on the dominant impact of humans on the planet, was foreseen by the scientist-priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Chardin was ahead of his time by regarding humans as not just another species but a new evolutionary process. Wilson will show how modern evolutionary science is catching up with Chardin’s vision. Wilson is one of the world’s foremost evolutionary thinkers, a gifted communicator about evolution to the general public, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University in New York, and President of the Evolution Institute.