We are all African

Calumet College and the Secular-Humanist Association at York University are hosting a free lecture Christopher diCarlo, professor of philosophy, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Right: Christopher diCarlo

The lecture titled, "We Are All African: Our Greatest Discovery", will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 6pm, in Room 214, Calumet College. In his lecture, diCarlo outlines the philosophical and scientific evidence to prove that the origins of humanity are founded in Africa. He uses this information to further hypothesize and synthesize that every human being originated in Africa.

diCarlo is a philosopher of science whose interests in cognitive evolution have taken him into the natural and social sciences. His personal research focuses on how and why humans reason, think, and act the way they do. He is interested in how and why the human brain has evolved to its current state and what cross-cultural and cross-species behaviour can provide insight into universally common modes of reasoning. He is also interested in the application of neuroscience, specifically the use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), to better understand psychoneuroendocrine feedback looping in problem solving.

For more information on the lecture, contact Gail McCabe, academic adviser, Office of the Master, Calumet College, at ext. 22237 or e-mail mccabe@yorku.ca.