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Evolution: Learning to Understand Life in Development

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With Craig Holdrege, Henrike Holdrege, and Nathaniel Williams

The topic of evolution leads into the mysteries of the development of life on earth. It is hard to think of an area of biological inquiry that shows so deeply the interrelatedness of all life forms and that raises such fundamental questions about our own origins. Evolution is also a topic of controversy, one in which scientific and religious worldviews often restrict open-minded inquiry. Perhaps the primary challenge in any consideration of evolution is: how can we learn to think evolutionary processes in a way that does justice to the phenomena themselves?

In this course we will study phenomena that introduce and depict the dynamism and complexity of evolution. It will become clear that any deep understanding of evolution demands an evolution of human consciousness itself. We will therefore also work on honing our capacities to perceive, discern, and think developmental processes. The course will integrate scientific and artistic explorations.

Course tuition is $560 and registration deadline is June 1. If you register before May 1, subtract $30 from the course fee. Please contact us at info@natureinstitute.org or by phone: 518-672-0116 for any questions or to ask about tuition assistance. The registration form is on the website: www.natureinstitute.org/calendarofevents.

Location: 
Ghent, NY
United States
Date: 
Sun, 06/23/2013 (All day) to Sat, 06/29/2013 (All day)