|When||Thu., Oct. 8, 2009, 6 – 7 p.m.|
|Where||Harvard Museum of Natural History|
|Type of Event||Environmental Sciences, Presentation/Lecture, Science, Social Sciences|
|Organization/Sponsor||Harvard Museum of Natural History|
|Speaker(s)||Marc Hauser, director of the Cognitive Evolution Lab at Harvard|
|Cost||Free and open to the public|
|Contact Info||617.495.3045, www.hmnh.harvard.edu|
Humans are the cause of the current global economic crisis. Can Darwin and our primate relatives provide some insight into the world’s problems? In this lecture, Marc Hauser, director of the Cognitive Evolution Lab at Harvard, argues that many of the problems in our own economic decision-making can be traced back millions of years when our primate ancestors were small-brained quadrupeds lacking any concept of money or the stock market. Cosponsored with Zoo New England. Free and open to the public.