28 March 2012
6pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Case Room 2 (260-057), Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences seminar by Elisabet Sahtouris.
In this seminar, internationally acclaimed evolution biologist and futurist, and author of “EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution”, “A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us” and “Biology Revisioned”, Dr Elisabet Sahtouris will trace the unprecedented crises we humans have brought on ourselves in the process of globalisation. She will link these to economic theories based heavily on the Malthusian/Darwinian evolutionary theory popularly known as “survival of the fittest” and the development of monocultures from hi-tech agriculture to political economy. Drawing on new, more complete, evolution theory and understanding of ecosystems in which creative but immature hostilities give way to mature peaceful cooperation, Dr Sahtouris will outline the features of healthy living economies we can now draw on in creating a world that works for all, both locally and globally.
Recommended reading: Jackson, JTR. “Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform”, 2012, Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont.
Sponsored by the Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust in association with the School of Medical Sciences.