An Alternative to Nature v. Nurture: Biology in a Social World
The media is awash with reports of genes for this or that complex human trait: obesity, alcoholism, homosexuality, gender differences in math and science. A great divide exists between people who accept biological explanations of human difference and those who reject biology in favor of social explanations. Debbie Weinstein, Assistant Director of the Pembroke Center, will talk with Professor Fausto-Sterling about her research on human development and a new way to think about how biological difference can be produced over time in response to different environmental and social experiences.
A light reception will follow the program
Free and open to the public
For more information contact: Pembroke_Associates@brown.edu
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