Forum: How Evolution Shapes Our Loves And Fears

UCLA News:

Carl Newton will review the book ‘Snakes, Sunrises and Shakespeare’

In the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Forum at the Unitarian Church, Carl Newton of Los Alamos will review the book, “Snakes, Sunrises and Shakespeare.”

Newton: “Our brains evolved to help us make decisions. Emotions that are evoked by our encounters with the environment became instinctive throughout humans’ deep evolutionary history. People today respond with a type of knowing from behavioral adaptations, which benefited our ancestors living in and negotiating environments, which are alien to us today. Decisions we make unconsciously because of these ghosts in our DNA may have negative consequences for our well-being.”

University of Washington Professor Emeritus Gordon Orians, will speak about the scientific findings in his book.

The forum is open to the public. The Unitarian Church is at 1738 N.Sage St.

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