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Do All Cultures Share a Common Thread?

For Immediate Release:
October 01, 2007

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Do All Cultures Share a Common Thread?

A Wonderfest Preview Lecture
A Conversation with Dr. Michael Ghiselin and Dr. Peter Richerson
Sunday, October 21, at 11am

What determines how we behave and think? Are there cultural universals? Come to the Exploratorium for an introduction to Wonderfest 2007, an annual discussion series exploring provocative questions in science. In this dialogue, U.C. Davis’ Dr. Peter Richerson and Dr. Michael Ghiselin of the California Academy of Sciences will relate the fundamentals of cultural anthropology, debate the challenges and controversies surrounding this topic, and field questions from the audience. The talk takes place on Sunday, October 21 at 11am in the Exploratorium’s McBean Theater.

This free event is co-sponsored by Wonderfest, a non-profit educational project committed to the public understanding of science. For more information, visit www.wonderfest.org.

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Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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