Agile Rabbit: Did the female body drive human evolution?

Tue 04 Jun 2024

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7pm

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Agile Rabbit: Did the female body drive human evolution?

In this talk, Cat Bohannon will take us on a ground-breaking, agenda setting, myth-busting tour through the history of evolution and the female body. With boundless curiosity and sharp wit, Cat will explain the specific science behind the development of the female sex, and the wild new science that inspired her to write her bestselling book EVE.

In conversation with Ali Vowles, Cat will discuss scientific findings, including everything from the way C-sections in the industrialized world are rearranging women’s pelvic shape to the surprising similarities between pus and breast milk. They will talk about why female bodies are the way there are, and how biology and evolution affects our day-to-day experience.

This talk will change the way you think about human evolution and why Homo sapiens have become such a successful and dominant species!


CAT BOHANNON

Cat Bohannon completed her PhD in 2022 at Columbia University, where she studied the evolution of narrative and cognition. Her writing has appeared in Scientific American, Science magazine, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Georgia Review, and on The Story Collider. This is her first book. She lives in the U.S. with her partner and two offspring.


ABOUT AGILE RABBIT

Agile Rabbit is on an adventure to make creative events and experiences that engage everyone. The topics that matter to us are the natural and scientific world, global affairs, and their relationship to art and culture.


VENUE: STUDIO 1, EXETER PHOENIX

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