Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lecture: How Apes and Monkeys May Help Us Understand the Economic Crisis , October 08

WhenThu., Oct. 8, 2009, 6 – 7 p.m.
WhereHarvard Museum of Natural History
Type of EventEnvironmental Sciences, Presentation/Lecture, Science, Social Sciences
Organization/SponsorHarvard Museum of Natural History
Speaker(s)Marc Hauser, director of the Cognitive Evolution Lab at Harvard
CostFree and open to the public
Contact Info617.495.3045,

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.

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