“Living with Our Natural Imperfections”

Telmo Pievani at UNE Center for Global Humanities held the lecture “Living with Our Natural Imperfections”, based on his book Imperfection (2022)

The existence of life on Earth may be best understood as the consequence of a series of accidents, alternatives, and errors that have turned out quite well. Our unlikely origin story began with anomalies and asymmetries in space that caused planets to take shape from a bubbling void and sent light into darkness. It continued to produce the Earth’s first living organisms and, eventually, produced that most complex of creatures: the human being.

This is the argument scholar Telmo Pievani made when he visited the University of New England Center for Global Humanities to present a lecture titled “Living with Our Natural Imperfections” on Monday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at the WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion on the UNE Portland Campus for the Health Sciences.

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