In a modern world of our own making, we find ourselves ‘unfit for purpose’. Human evolution that’s created us as an extraordinary functioning species, has at the same time set us up to fail. Big Ideas explores the health and social implications of living a modern-day life in a stone-age body. Many of our current woes like obesity, stress or violence have evolutionary causes.
Unfit for purpose. When human evolution collides with the modern world.
This talk is provided by the York Festival of Ideas. The Festival is led by the University of York, UK. June 10, 2020
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Adam Hart – Professor of Science Communication, University of Gloucestershire, broadcaster and author