Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs series: “Black Lives, Science and Race”

The next installment of the virtual Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs series will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Isaiah Nengo, director of science and research at the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University, will present “Black Lives, Science and Race.”

He will address the biology of so-called human races, and discuss what we know about human biological differences as opposed to misconceptions that can range from incorrect “received wisdom” to “white supremacy”—baseless structural racism. Nengo will explain that what should really matter is how notions of race affect the lives of individuals. 

Access the Zoom link.

About the series

Co-sponsored by the CWRU Institute for the Science of Origins, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, and the Happy Dog Bar, Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs is held twice weekly. Typically, the series is held at Happy Dog in the Gordon Square Arts District, but the series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic. 

Talks range from the origin of the universe to the beginnings of life on earth to the birth of the human mind.

All talks are free and open to the public. They last approximately 45 minutes, including the presentation and time for audience questions and discussion.

Visit the Institute for the Science of Origins website to see the full schedule.