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Technology is what makes us human

Technology is what makes us human is part of the Cambridge Science Festival


Join engineer and artist Tim Hunkin as he explains Frances Evans' theory, that technology isn’t just something outside ourselves, it’s an innate part of human nature, like sex, sleeping or eating, and that its been a major driving force in evolution. Tool using, along with language and bipedalism, is essentially what makes us human. The complicated theories used to explain why we first stood up are largely unnecessary. Our hands simply became too useful for holding tools to waste them on walking.


Speaker(s):

Tim Hunkin | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

16 March 2010 at 8:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Babbage Lecture Theatre
New Museums Site
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3RS


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Organised by:

External Affairs & Communication, University of Cambridge
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