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Lecture: Evolution in the Minor Key

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Keynote speaker:
Tim Ingold, Professor and Chair of Social Anthropology at University of Aberdeen

Respondent:
Karen Kilby, Bede Professor of Catholic Theology at University of Durham


Wisdom does not evolve. It is rather the name for a process of evolution, radically orthogonal to what passes for evolution in mainstream science. With its dominant metaphors of inheritance, selection and adaptation, orthodox evolutionary theory is written unequivocally in the major key. In this key, life is expended in the expression of design solutions to environmental problems. Wisdom, however, is evolution in the minor key. It is an open-ended process of attention and response – a life process – which cuts through the gap between design and its expressions like a river between its banks. And as life generates further life, wisdom ever surpasses itself.


This lecture, followed by a reception, is free and open to the public.


Human Distinctiveness: Wisdom's Deep Evolution

This lecture is embedded within a four-day interdisciplinary conference, Human Distinctiveness: Wisdom's Deep Evolution. The conference is hosted by the University of Notre Dame's Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing and will be held at the London Global Gateway on July 6-9, 2017.

The program includes two free public lectures: this one, and one on July 8, 'Human Origins and the Emergence of a Distinctive Human Imagination' with Wentzel van Huyssteen (Princeton Theological Seminary and University of Stellenbosch) and Jennifer French (UCL Institute for Archaeology).

Read more about 'Human Distinctiveness: Wisdom's Deep Evolution' and register for the full four-day pass.

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