How do the many exciting recent scientific discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and paleoanthropology challenge and complicate—but also enrich and illuminate—the traditional Christian portrait of human nature? In Rethinking Human Nature an international team of scientists, historians, philosophers, and theologians presents both the wisdom of the past and the cutting edge of present and developing scientific research to explore answers to this vital question. Their discussions— examining our brains, our genes, our ancestors, our societies, and more—will help us develop a more nuanced and complete understanding of what it really means to be human.
22, 23, and 24 October 2011
Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Chicheley Hall, Chicheley, England