ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re delighted to announce that our Darwin Day panel has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 5. And it’s better than ever!
Sunday, May 5
Harvard Hall 201
Reception to Follow
Join us, along with Harvard Professor Joshua Greene, Brown Professor Fiery Cushman, Boston University Professors Catherine Caldwell-Harris and Peter Blake, Harvard Medical School Fellow Dr. Omar Haque, and Boston University post-doctoral researcher in cognitive evolution Adena Schachner for an evening of evolutionary psychology, rational revelry, and skeptical socializing in honor of Charles Darwin!
With special guest talented atheist activist and singer-songwriter Shelley Segal.
This year’s panel is a follow up to the one we hosted last year, revisiting some of the same topics as but also focusing on the evolution of compassion, cooperation, and community, with the special addition of panelist Catherine Caldwell-Harris. How do we study positive, pro-social emotions and how can we develop and cultivate them?
We will also host a special family-friendly science workshop before the event (4-5 pm, 12 Eliot Street), as part of the Humanist Learning Lab, our secular Sunday program. Read more here.
As part of our Values in Action program, this event will also feature a service component. During the reception after the panel, we will be recruiting donors for the national bone marrow registry. Since bone marrow donation requires a close genetic match, we don’t actually collect bone marrow en masse like a blood drive; instead, you just fill out a form with contact information and a brief medical history, and do a quick cheek swab so we can test and store your genetic typing information – the whole process takes about 15 minutes. A representative from Be the Match will be there to tell you more about the donation process and the urgent need for bone marrow, and can answer any questions you have!