The long-threatened Evolution Science & Behavior Group will be starting in a few weeks. Teresa Valliere and I will be jointly herding the cats on this one. Details:
Wednesday, Feb 19* @ 6 pm (*rescheduled due to weather)
Great Lost Bear on Forest Ave in Portland
3. Evolution for Everyone! Teresa and I are both fans of David Sloan Wilson and his book “Evolution for Everyone.” It is both a great overview of evolutionary principles and a quick segue into the relevance of EvoS to the behavioral sciences and to applied folks like us. If you plan to attend, please obtain this book (quickly via Amazon or elsewhere) and give the first three chapters a read. It’s a breeze. (Note: My previous post suggested we read chapters 1 & 2. Having re-read them –they are short– I think it might be more useful to read through chapter 3 to give us more to discuss. Or don’t. Either way, show up and chat with us!)
4. If you are biting at the bit and want a preview of where we might go with this study group, give this episode of Joanne Dahl’s ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope in which she interviews David Sloan Wilson. (This is the Jan 6, 2014 episode. You can also find it in iTunes or via the iTunes podcast app or Sticher radio app.) If you have a bit more time to dedicate to this, give a listen to this interview with Wilson on On Being. Thanks to Dawn Stratton (I think?) for drawing my attention to this one — it’s a gem.
Time to give one final RSVP if you plan to make our inaugural meeting and haven’t already confirmed with Teresa or me. Please let us know with a quick email if you plan to attend so we know what size table to secure for our meeting.
Hope to see you there.