Evolution, Revolution And Human Origins

Evening talk

Chris Knight

Evolution, Revolution And Human Origins

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 18:45

Archaeology Lecture Theatre, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Chris Knight is best known for having developed the 'sex-strike' theory of human biological and cultural origins. Instead of attempting to explain human nature and social life piecemeal, one theory for the incest taboo, another for language, yet another for religion and so forth, Knight's approach is designed to join up the dots. Spectacularly confirmed by recent discoveries in population genetics and archaeology, this is one of the few successful attempts to put together the big picture, explaining religion, language, sexual morality and the whole range of distinctively human characteristics on the basis of one simple idea.

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