Online Seminar Series: The Descent of Man / Darwin

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Date & Time

Sat, May 27 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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1129 Maricopa Highway #156

Online Seminar Series

The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin
Preface, Introduction, and Chapter One

Saturday, May 27, 2023

In 1871 Charles Darwin published The Descent of Man, which applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation distinct from, yet interconnected with, natural selection. The reception was mixed, with some concern that “this book would unsettle our half-educated classes and people will begin doing as they pleased, breaking laws and customs…” The text discusses many issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society. We invite you to join us as we discuss this entire text, with readings about one month apart.

May 27 Reading:

The Descent of Man by Darwin – Chapter Two – On the Manner of Development of Man
from some Lower Form – pages 43-85

Penguin Classics Reprint Edition
(June 2004) – ISBN 978-0140436310


12:00-2:00PM PDT


Andy Gilman


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