Sunday, September 22, 2013

Being Human

From the Being Human 2013 'About Us' section:

For most of human history we have been trying to understand our lives based on metaphysical, religious, and supernatural concepts. Then the Age of Enlightenment ushered in science and Darwin’s remarkable theory of evolution—a powerful new way to look at ourselves and the world. Now disciplines such as cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, genetics, anthropology, and philosophy are delivering fascinating new findings which have the potential to radically remake the way we see ourselves. Based on these scientific insights, a more comprehensive view of human nature is now emerging.

Our mission at Being Human is to expand and deepen this understanding by bringing together the brightest minds and the latest insights to address questions such as:

What are emotions for?
Why can’t we find lasting happiness?
How do we make choices?
Is there a right or wrong?
What motivates/drives us?