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Exploring the Meanings of Human Evolution: A Community Conversation

How do scientific discoveries about human origins relate to people’s personal understanding of the world and their place in it?  Join Paleoanthropologists, Drs. Rick Potts and Briana Pobiner from the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program, as they encourage a community conversation about human evolution that helps us to understand each other’s perspectives to identify areas of common interest or concern, and to explore the variety of ways human evolution connects to personal meaning. They will be joined by Drs. Connie Bertka and Jim Miller, Co-Chairs of the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins Program’s Broader Social Impact Committee.

This final event is a celebration of Payne Seminary’s hosting of the Exploring Human Origins exhibit.


3:00: Lecture with Q&A

5:30: Town Hall Conversation (followed by a light reception)

Earlier Event: March 26
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