Sex, Genes and Rock ‘n’ Roll – How evolution has shaped the modern world
Professor Rob Brooks will explore several modern phenomena, including high mortality rates among rock stars, obesity, and Asia’s missing women, to show how evolutionary theory can complement economic and social explanations, helping us better understand our lives and our world.
Rob Brooks is a Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He studies sex and its evolutionary consequences because of its power to help us understand nature and the human condition. His current research interests include the purpose of Rock ‘n’ Roll, what we can and cannot infer about morality from studying the natural world and the interactions between evolution and economics. Brooks recently released his first book — Sex, Genes & Rock 'n' Roll: How Evolution has Shaped the Modern World — available from New South Books.
Talk from 7 - 8pm, Refreshments from 6.30pm and afterwards
RSVP by Friday 2 September 2011 to email@example.com or (07) 3346 9517