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World History and Cultural Events Book Group

October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Plaut Room

All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is: Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies by Edward O. Wilson.   Braiding twenty-first- century scientific theory with the lyrical biological and humanistic observations for which Wilson is beloved, Genesis is “a magisterial history of social evolution, from clouds of midges or sparrows to the grotesqueries of ant colonies.”  An “endlessly fascinating” (Michael Ruse) work of scientific thought and synthesis, Genesis is Edward O. Wilson’s twenty-first-century statement on Darwinian evolution. Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Wilson demonstrates that the only way for us to fully understand human behavior is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species.

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Date:
October 9, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Plaut Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003