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The Evolution of Storytelling
David Sloan Wilson
Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences & Anthropology
Binghamton University
Sept 7,  5-6 p.m. at Broome County Arts Council’s Artisan Gallery | 95 Court St. Binghamton

At the core of every good LUMA feature is a good story. But how can we know what makes a story ‘good’? What makes us care? Maybe a good start is to explore why people tell stories to begin with. David Sloan Wilson argues that evolutionary science might offer some keen insight. What role does evolution play in humanity’s love for a carefully plotted narrative. Is storytelling as essential to our survival as so many other core instincts we see as critical? Wilson will draw from a broad range of disciplines to explore these questions.