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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 037 The Human Animal

Some believe that humans, once having evolved culture, were freed from the tyranny of their biology. Others believe that humans are subject, at least in part, to the same biological forces that govern animals. The free-will vs. biological determinism argument continues to rage among thinking people of all disciplines. This seminar examines the issue from the evolutionary biologist's point of view using E. O. Wilson's On Human Nature as the starting point.