Evolution of Wisdom Project
- To understand the human capacity for wisdom: where did it come from and how did it emerge?
The project seeks to investigate the basic parameters, and processes, of the evolutionary origins of human wisdom, where wisdom is defined as the pattern (and ability) of successful complex decision-making in navigating social networks and dynamic niches in human communities. In this endeavor Christian theology and anthropology begin to converge. We aim to uncover empirical ways of assessing and measuring the development of a distinctively human capacity for negotiating social and material worlds within the human evolutionary record, as well as tracking these developments in light of theological anthropology.
- Evolution of Wisdom Colloquium at Notre Dame (June 25-27, 2015)
- Public Lecture: 'Tales of the Ex-Apes', Jonathan Marks (June 26, 2015)
- Evolution of Wisdom Colloquium at the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University (July 7-10, 2016)
- Conference: 'Human Distinctiveness: Wisdom's Deep Evolution', Notre Dame London Gateway (July 6-9, 2017)