Jared Diamond, UCLA Professor of Geography, is a scientist known for drawing from a variety of fields: from anthropology to evolutionary biology. He has published several very popular science books, including Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel and, most recently, The World Until Yesterday. Diamond’s conclusions are critical and provocative, exploring concepts such as how humans evolved to be so different from other animals (despite sharing over 98 percent of our DNA with chimpanzees), and why Eurasian peoples conquered Native Americans and Africans instead of vice versa. Diamond yet again challenges the way we think in “The World Until Yesterday” as he chronicles tribal peoples and what they can teach us about the shortcomings of modern society. Join Wonderfest and the Commonwealth Club for an hour of intellectual stimulation with one of the world’s most celebrated polymaths.
- WHAT: An Evening with Jared Diamond
- WHEN: 6:30-7:30 PM, Tuesday, December 9, 2014
- WHERE: The Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114
- HOW: Presented in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club San Francisco.
- WHY: Because we’re curious creatures.
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