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INTERSTELLAR VOYAGING: AN EVOLUTIONARY TRANSITION
CAMERON SMITH, AUTHOR, ANTHROPOLOGIST

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014 AT 7:00PM
PERIMETER INSTITUTE - 31 CAROLINE ST. N., WATERLOO

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The discovery of countless exoplanets and new ideas in propulsion physics have resurrected international interest in the ancient concept of humanity traveling far beyond Earth. Such voyages will take place over many generations, requiring careful attention to both biological and cultural change over time. In this talk Cameron Smith will outline the foundations of a biocultural science of long-term space settlement.

Dr. Cameron Smith is an anthropologist at Portland State University, focusing on human evolution -- past, present and future. He is the author of several books about evolution, and has appeared on PBS, the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and in many publications. An intrepid explorer, he has climbed mountains around the world, sailed a 60-foot log raft off South America, and traversed the huge Vatnajokull ice cap in Iceland. His quest to fly a balloon into the lower stratosphere (wearing his homemade space suit) is ongoing. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Africa, England, the US, and Canada, and has conducted pre-history investigations worldwide since 1984.

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