I wanted to let y’all know about the recent Evos Summit held at SUNY New Paltz in late October. You can find all of the talks here. You will need to download Silverlight to watch these videos, but it is well worth the effort.
You should certainly check out all the talks, they are outstanding! There are however a few talks that I’d like to highlight due to their importance.
Prof. Hamilton Stapell (Evolution and Human Health) talks about the upcoming Evolutionary Studies certificate offered by the EvoS program which will be the academic portion of our forthcoming Evolutionary Nutrition certification. Hamilton also talks about City Zero and some of the other Ancestral Health projects we have running. This is really exciting stuff and I wanted to make sure folks check it out. BTW-We are gunning for early 2013 for the EN cert to be live.
Prof. Gordon Gallup of SUNY Albany gave a fantastic talk on Evolutionary Medicine. Prof. Gallop’s talk starts at about the 13:00 mark after an introduction.
Prof. David Sloan Wilson (He gave the second talk at AHS12) spoke on his “neighborhood project.” This was super interesting. Based on evolutionary principles, David has created a “prosociality” map of the city of Binghamton, NY, and has now started a series of evolutionary-inspired interventions to help struggling neighborhoods: decrease crime, increase school performance, etc. In other words, he offers another great example of the evolutionary approach changing lives for the better. Professor Wilson has also written a book, the Neighborhood Project, which I highly recommend you check out.
I can’t tell you how excited I am for all these projects and just for the fact we are finally experiencing the application of evolution to biology, sociology and economics. If we understand how the world works we stand a better chance of a better life for more people.