What is the future of human evolution? Once considered the exclusive domain of science fiction, recent scientific advances now make it possible to combine knowledge of our past with recent trends to make meaningful predictions about our evolutionary future. Evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon draws on the explosion of discoveries in recent years to examine the future evolution of our species.
How is modernization—including longer lifespans, changing diets, global travel, and widespread use of medicine and contraceptives—affecting our ongoing evolution? Dr. Solomon makes surprising insights, on topics ranging from the rise of online dating and Cesarean sections to the spread of diseases such as Ebola and Zika, to suggest that we are entering a new phase in human evolutionary history—one that makes the future less predictable and more interesting than ever before.
The ultimate fate of our species may depend on whether we are successful at establishing permanent colonies on Mars or other planets. Yet, while helping increase our chances of long-term survival, becoming a multi-planetary species makes it more likely that a new species of human could evolve, better adapted to life outside of Earth.
Ticket price includes Cocktail Reception, Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres and the Lecture
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Lecture