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5th Session

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EXPLORING THE IDEA THAT RATIONAL THOUGHT IS A PRODUCT OF NATURAL SELECTION

 

 

Introduction

 

12 November 2009, 19:30-21:00

Aula García Polavieja, Alberto Aguilera, 23

Universidad P. Comillas, Madrid

 

     Presentation by Neil Spurway and Q/A  (Summary)

     Spurway's Presentation's Video

     Definitive version of Spurway's Presentation (Madrid lecture - Final version.doc )

 

13 November 2009, 12:30-13:30

     Interview of Neil Spurway by Jens Degett

     Interview's Video

     

Themes debated during the interview with their initial time marks. 
Time
Marks                                                        Themes
00:00      Evolutionary epistemology. How is evolution shaping our thinking?
03:13      Setbacks in history are inevitable but do not contradict evolutionary trend.
06:00      The difference between skills, knowledge and abstract thinking.
10:11      Why is "rational thinking" rare in nature?
13:24      Is the development of life a natural consequence of the development of the universe?
14:14      Would humans continue to evolve in a positive way in the future?
15:18      How vulnerable is evolutionary progress?
19:32      Why did the Neanderthals die out?

          21:52      Can the development of the future rational thinking be predicted?

 

 

13 November 2009, 19:00-21:00

 

Aula García Polavieja, Alberto Aguilera, 23

Universidad P. Comillas, Madrid 

 

       Javier Monserrat's Summary of Previous Sessions 

       Debate Session (Summary

 

Javier Monserrat's contribution to session V.doc  

 

Preliminary Conclussions

 

Addenda (Reflections and comments a posteriori by Roberto Poli and the other participants)

 

Summary Session V_Spurway (Recompilation of this session's most written materials) 

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