The existence of the human species poses questions about how and why we act as we do – individually and collectively. Religious thinkers, philosophers, literary writers and scientists have offered many descriptions and interpretations of what it means to be human. As the archeological record expands, we get new insights on how our species evolved, and as genetics and brain science make new breakthroughs there are implications regarding the past, present and future of mankind. E. O. Wilson has focused our attention on the most vexing questions we face.
Don Polzin is a long time Unitarian. He is member of both UUFDC and the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee. He is retired from Northern Illinois University, where he was Professor of Theatre Arts: directing plays and teaching dramatic theory and criticism and history of theatre.