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Acclaimed evolutionist discusses how religious and secular meaning systems help solve the problems of modern existence

November 9, 2010

TORONTO, ON – David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University, will give the 2010 Wiegand Memorial Foundation Lecture at the University of Toronto on Monday, November 15. The lecture takes place at 6 p.m. in the George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place. Admission is free, with general seating.

Professor Wilson will be discussing how the experience of the religious believer differs from those who regard themselves as secular and the ways in which religious and secular meaning systems can help us construct new meaning systems adapted to solve the problems of modern existence.

The Wiegand Memorial Foundation Lecture is presented annually by the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The lecture series is named after the late Dr. William Wiegand, a U of T alumnus who gained international renown for groundbreaking discoveries in the science of rubber compounds. Dr. Wiegand was fascinated by how scientists and philosophers approach the larger questions which arise from a dialogue between science and faith.

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Barrett Hooper
Faculty of Arts & Science
University of Toronto
Tel: (416) 946-3773