The Evolution of Beauty, Lecture and Book Signing

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Yale Peabody Museum, David Friend Hall, 3rd Floor See map
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
Event description: 

Do the Peacock’s brilliant tail and the lovely song of the Wood Thrush encode information about mate quality? Or are these ornaments merely beautiful?  In The Evolution of Beauty, Director of The Franke Program Richard Prum explores how sexual beauty evolves in the living world through mate choice, including insights into the evolution of human sexuality.