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Psychology Program presents

Postscript: The Rise and Fall of Human Explanation

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

[Postscript: The Rise and Fall of Human Explanation]
A lecture by Daniel Povinelli, Professor of Biology 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

One of the defining features of humans is the capacity to construct reasons for why things happen. Povinelli will explore some of the evidence that supports the difference between humans and animals. The talk will conclude by showing how, in science, this explanatory drive can be properly regarded as a mania, and as it proceeds largely uncontrolled, will continue to both improve, and increasingly threaten, our existence.

For more information, call 845-758-7900, or e-mail sdl@bard.edu.

Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium