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Mismatch: Why our bodies are no longer fit for the Universe

New science says our evolutionary design is mismatched with today's world. Real problem or not? And what's the solution?

Our evolution designed us for a world very different from that which we have constructed for ourselves, says an important new strain of scientific thinking, and this mismatch means that we increasingly fail to adapt to the demands of modern life. The cost of all this, according to some, is displayed by growing health problems such as obesity and diabetes. Is the mismatch really a problem – and, if so, what steps can we take to address it?
Speakers: Lord Winston, Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College School of Medicine; Peter Gluckman, University of Auckland; Professor Mark Hanson, University of Southampton. Chair: Christine McGourty, Science Correspondent for the BBC.


Professor Lord Winston | talks
Peter Gluckman | talks
Professor Mark Hanson | talks
BBC Science Correspondent Christine McGourty | talks


Date and Time:

5 December 2006 at 8:00 pm


1 hour



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