Mon 6 August 2018 | 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
TalkHouse Tel Aviv - Beten 12, Tel Aviv, 45 NIS
Who we are?
Where do we come from?
Why are we so and no other?
What does it mean to be human?
Can we trust our future safely?
We humans are like an orphaned baby just left on the doorstep, without a note explaining who he is, where he came from and who his ancestors might be. Charles Darwin gave us the key to understanding the orphan’s information file: the idea of evolution through natural selection.
Prof. Yoni Mizrahi will present the essence of the idea and apply it to a quick description of the history of human evolution, in order to try to understand how we have become what we are.
In the lecture, we will meet Lucy (Australopithecus Aprensis), the man who created the tools (the Homo habilis), the creators of the hand axes and the homo erectus, our close cousins Neanderthals and the ancestors of the Homo sapiens in southern Africa Manno.
Prof. Jonathan (Yoni) Mizrachi, an anthropologist (PhD, Harvard University 1992), author of the book of cave paintings for the smartphone, educator, researcher, entrepreneur and was chosen several times as an outstanding lecturer at universities in Israel and abroad.