A conversation on "What Does Human Evolution Mean to You? A Community Conversation," will be led by Broader Social Impacts Committee co-chairs Drs. Connie Bertka and Jim Miller.
The discomfort felt by many people about evolution, particularly at the point where science and religion converge, has resulted in a lack of opportunities for the public to reflect on findings in human origins research and how these discoveries relate to people's personal understanding of the world and their place in it. This program will offer that opportunity and address a popular misconception that there is an inherent conflict between science and religion in the area of human origins. The BSIC has developed the Primer on Science, Religion, Evolution, and Creationism, a document that promotes a respectful, welcoming, and insightful public conversation on a topic audiences often see as troubling or prefer to avoid. The primer may be found at: http://www.humanorigins.si.edu/about/bsic/science-religion-evolution-creationism-primer