In Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, a brave team of rangers protects this beautiful wilderness from a range of threats, including bushmeat hunting and illegal logging. But Gorongosa is a million [...]
In Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, a brave team of rangers protects this beautiful wilderness from a range of threats, including bushmeat hunting and illegal logging. But Gorongosa is a million acres — the Rangers urgently need reinforcements. Seven hundred candidates attempt to pass the intense mental and physical tests required to become a Gorongosa Ranger. And, for the first time ever, women are allowed to apply. But they won’t be shown any preferential treatment — they have to endure the grueling 60-day trial just like the men.
Post-screening discussion feat. James Byrne (Director) & Alfredo Matavele (Pilot/Deputy Head of Law Enforcement, Gorongosa National Park)
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
DC Environmental Film Festival
Science Talks with Claudia Dreifus Edward O. Wilson: Genesis Of all species that have ever existed on earth, only one has reached human levels of intelligence and social organization: us. Why? New York [...]
Science Talks with Claudia Dreifus
Edward O. Wilson: Genesis
Of all species that have ever existed on earth, only one has reached human levels of intelligence and social organization: us. Why?
New York Times science writer Claudia Dreifus joins celebrated biologist Edward O. Wilson for a compelling conversation about his new book, Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies. Forming a twenty-first-century statement on Darwinian evolution, one shorn of “religious and political dogma,” Wilson offers a bold work of scientific thought and synthesis. Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Genesis demonstrates that the only way for us to fully understand human behavior is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species.
This program is part of 92Y Talks.
Edward O. Wilson is widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists. The author of more than thirty books, including Half-Earth, The Social Conquest of Earth, The Meaning of Human Existence, and Letters to a Young Scientist, Wilson is a professor emeritus at Harvard University. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, he lives with his wife, Irene Wilson, in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Claudia Dreifus writes “Conversations with…” in The New York Times’ Tuesday science section. She is known internationally for her unusual interviews with scientists, policymakers and international figures. Her writing appears in the New York Review of Books, Smithsonian, AARP—The Magazine and Scientific American. She is an adjunct professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She and her husband, political scientist Andrew Hacker, are the authors of the bestselling book, Higher Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids—and What We Can Do About It.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New York, New York
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