Past Event

The Course of Nature: A Talk with Amy and Robert Pollack

November 1, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027 Garden Room 1

Amy Pollack and Robert Pollack will lead a stimulating discussion on their work The Course of Nature, a delightful artistic romp through the nature of natural selection. Their book refutes that common misconception that Darwin’s theory had left human life bereft of meaning and natural selection eliminates the uniqueness of human existence. Robert recognizes our unique ability to use “human-specific mutational differences to construct mental worlds of novel complexity.” It is humans alone who are able to “speak thousands of languages, invent music, art, science, law philosophy, economics, sports and games, and religions.” Amy and Robert Pollack capture these insights regarding the uniqueness of human existence with lively illustrations, including a drawing of a turntable playing “the recording of life (that) has played more than four billion years.”

EPIC will run a door-prize raffle for five copies of The Course of Nature: A Book of Drawings on Natural Selection and Its Consequences autographed by Amy and Robert Pollack.

Contact Information

Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC)
(212) 854-8083