The Center for Humans and Nature and Wisconsin Public Radio's To the Best of Our Knowledge Present:
On February 9, 2017, the Center for Humans and Nature and Wisconsin Public Radio's To the Best of Our Knowledge explored the science of love, lust, romance, and compassion at a special live event at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. More than 300 people joined hosts Anne Strainchamps, Steve Paulson, Charles Monroe-Kane, and a variety of special guests, including Center Senior Scholars David Sloan Wilson and Jeff Schloss, for a night of conversation, comedy, and live music.
The evening was recorded for a national broadcast and featured on To the Best of Our Knowledge. Listen to "Love + Evolution: Live in Madison" here.
Check out some highlights from Love + Evolution:
All photos courtesy of WPR/J.Gill
Speakers and special guests included:
David Sloan Wilson, evolutionary biologist, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Binghamton University in New York, and author of Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others; Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives; and The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time
Jeff Schloss, Distinguished Professor of Biology, T.B. Walker Chair of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center for Faith, Ethics, and Life Sciences at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and co-editor of Altruism and Altruistic Love; Evolution and Ethics; The Believing Primate; and Understanding Moral Sentiments: Darwinian Perspectives
Carin Bondar, biologist, writer, featured guest on the Discovery Channel's Outrageous Acts of Science and Brave New World with Stephen Hawking, and host of Animal Planet's World's Oddest Animal Couples
Lisa Diamond, Professor of Developmental Psychology and Health Psychology at University of Utah and author of Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire
Dasha Kelly Hamilton, performer, poet, storyteller, and author of Almost Crimson
Esteban Touma, local writer, storyteller, and comedian
Love + Evolution is rooted in the Center’s “Being Human” questions series, which explores the relationship between morality and evolution, culture, and the human mind. Join the conversation on our latest question—“What can evolution tell us about morality?”