Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Science Field Trips Club!
What: THE EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS
When: Wednesday, March 17,[masked]:15 PM
750 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
?The Evolution of Consciousness? with Professor Malcolm MacIver
, Depts of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
We last shared an ancestor with plants about two billion years ago. Since then, we animals have come up with a remarkable ability that plants seem far from obtaining: the ability to be aware, and to plan.
What evolutionary conditions were important to the development of planning and awareness in animals? Why hasn?t it arisen in plants? What are the limitations to our consciousness that may result from its evolutionary history? Free admission
, special Caf? dinner menu available for purchase
Free parking lot!
This is a Science Cafe Evanston
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/chicago-science-field-trips-club/calendar/12821839/