Consilience Conference

A few weeks ago, I attended the Consilience Conference in St. Louis. Consilience is a term coined by biologist Edward O. Wilson to describe a unification of knowledge in which the findings of science (and specifically evolutionary biology) inform the work of the social sciences and humanities. The conference was exciting and educational; in three short days, we heard 20 speakers on a wide range of topics. I’m still processing all the new information and writing about the talks and various related matters. Follow my reports at the Thinking Meat Project as I write about what I learned at the conference.