Monday, November 5, 7pm
St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch
We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are supposedly evolution's greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees? As professor of biology Nathan H. Lents explains in Human Errors, our evolutionary history is nothing if not a litany of mistakes, each more entertaining and enlightening than the last. A rollicking, deeply informative tour of humans' four billion year long evolutionary saga, Human Errors both celebrates our imperfections and offers an unconventional accounting of the cost of our success.
Dr. Lents will be discussing and signing his book Human Errors in the Central Library auditorium on November 5th from 7pm - 8:30pm. Doors to the auditorium will open at 6pm and books will be sold courtesy of Left Bank Books. All seating is first come-first served, no reservations required.
Dr. Nathan H. Lents is Professor of Biology and Director of the Honors Programs at John Jay College of the City University of New York. He has authored dozens of research articles and many book chapters. He is also an essayist, and his musings on how humans are shaped by their evolutionary past has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The i newspaper, Discover Magazine, Huffington Post, Skeptic Magazine, Psychology Today, and others. He has also appeared as a scientific expert on The Today Show, Access Hollywood, 48 hours, among others. Dr. Lents is the author of the 2016 book Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals and 2018's Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes.
This event is presented by the St. Louis Public Library. For more information, please call 314-241-2288.