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29th Sept 2016: HOMO PASSIENS: Man the Footballer by Mike McInnes

Come along to People Know How, first floor in Ocean Terminal from 6pm to listen to Mike tell us about his theory of evolution as based on football…

Title of talk:

HOMO PASSIENS: Man the Footballer


Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

Homo Passiens is a book that claims man evolved bipedalism to play football. Crazy – yes, but good fun for sure?

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4th July 2013: The Incredible Shrinking Brain by Mike McInnes

Mike McInnes talks on Liver Brain Biology

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Mike McInnes

Title of talk:

The Incredible Shrinking Brain

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • The human brain  is shrinking for the first time in our evolutionary history.
  • There are two reasons for this – one positive and one wholly negative.
  • The human brain is becoming smaller and more efficient.
  • The reason for this is that in a bipedal species with a narrow pelvis a larger brain cannot exit the pelvic canal at birth.
  • Thus there is a potent evolutionary advantage to having a smaller and more efficient brain.
  • Einstein’s brain which was smaller than average and was also more efficient at processing energy than average.

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