Radio 3's Free Thinking - 2012, Mark Pagel
4 Nov 2012, 14:15
Evolution and Humanity – What Next?
Why have humans evolved to speak so many incomprehensible languages?
Why do we work against our own survival by going to war with one another?
Professor Mark Pagel, Head of the Evolution Laboratory at the University of Reading and author of Wired for Culture, argues that, despite today’s incredible cultural diversity, humanity has been steadily evolving from small tribes to huge nation states. Are we moving towards a unified world of one language and one state?
In association with Café Culture North East.