“What Does It Mean to be Evolved?”
Mike Kohut is a cultural anthropologist who has studied creationism in Tennessee. Even before the publication of Darwin’s “Origins of Species” in 1859, people have wondered about the implications of evolutionary origins for humans and ethical behavior. In this talk he will discuss several attempts to determine this, and their problems. In the end, he argues that the greatest implication of being evolved creatures is that we are free to figure out how we ought to be in the world without reference to how we got here.