Mark Sheskin / What, if anything, makes humans unique?

What, if anything, makes humans unique?
Join us for cocktail hour, dinner, science quiz (with prizes!), and presentation by Yale Lecturer Mark Sheskin at the Darwin DayDinner
10th Annual !! Saturday, February 10, 2018

There are many ideas about what, if anything, might make humans very different from other animals. Possibilities include language, general intelligence, cumulative culture, and large-scale cooperation. Sheskin will discuss how humans compare to other animals in each of these domains. Along the way, he will describe research with many species, including humans, chimpanzees, dogs, capuchin monkeys, and crows.

Date: Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
Time: 6 pm Cocktail Hour,
7 pm Full Course Dinner
At: The Waters Edge at
Giovanni’s, 2748 Boston Post
Rd, Darien CT 06820
Price: By check $69 per person, discounted to $64 if received by Feb. 3. Or online using PayPal $71.33, discounted to $66.14.

DARWIN DAY is an international celebration of science and humanity held around Charles Darwin’s February 12 birthday, celebrating the discoveries and life of the man, and expressing gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.

Mark Sheskin is a researcher and lecturer in Cognitive studies the evolution of morality, and his research has included projects with adults, children, and capuchin monkeys. Previously Mark was a researcher at École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and before that a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology at Yale.

Sponsored by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, the Bartlett Arboretum, Earthplace, the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, The Wilton Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Unitarian Church in Westport, the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC), and the Norwalk Public Schools Science Department.