Human Errors: Nathan H. Lents with Ian Tattersall
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
917-275-6975 Price: Free
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The human body is one big lump of compromises.
How evolved are we really? Come to think of it, there is a lot that could stand to be improved. Our arthritic knees. Withstanding that cold virus that never stops going around. And having a separate windpipe and digestive tract would be nice! As professor of biology Nathan Lents explains, our evolutionary history is nothing if not a long list of mistakes. But as Lents demonstrates, the reason humans have so many design flaws is probably because we are good at transcending them.
Nathan Lents will discuss his new book Human Errors with Ian Tattersall, paleoanthropologist and an emeritus curator with the American Museum of Natural History.Buy tickets/get more info now