CARTA presents, “Comparative Anthropogeny: From Molecules to Societies”

Join the live webcast! “Comparative Anthropogeny: From Molecules to Societies” is the topic of a FREE, virtual public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on SATURDAY, October 16, 2021 (Beginning 12:00 p.m. Pacific with LIVE Discussion and Q&A commencing ~ 3:30 p.m. Pacific), co-chaired by Pascal Gagneux (CARTA Assoc. Director, UC San Diego) and Alyssa Crittenden (UN Las Vegas). Sponsored by CARTA Major Sponsor, Annette Merle-Smith.

This symposium will address several important, distinctly human characteristics that range from molecules to metabolism, anatomy, disease, and behavior. Goals include transdisciplinary interactions, improved self-understanding, promotion of ethically sound studies to explain known differences, and the generation of new, potentially unexplored, insights on uniquely human specializations. Given the interest in understanding our evolution, this symposium will also help to organize how and in what sequence distinctly human physical, mental, social, and cultural features evolved. Such understanding may help explain the origin of our species and how it came to now directly shape the planet, giving rise to the Anthropocene (a proposed geological epoch distinguished by human influence on climate and the environment).

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