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Matt Ridley Ticket Info

by Austin Brown on February 24th, 02011

The Long Now Foundation’s monthly

Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Matt Ridley on Deep Optimism

Matt Ridley on “Deep Optimism”


Tuesday March 22, 02011 at 7:30pm Novellus Theater at YBCA

Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! • General Tickets $10

About this Seminar:

Via trade and other cultural activities, “ideas have sex,” and that drives human history in the direction of inconstant but accumulative improvement over time. The criers of havoc keep being proved wrong. A fundamental optimism about human affairs is deeply rational and can be reliably conjured with.

Trained at Oxford as a zoologist and an editor at The Economist for eight years, Matt Ridley’s newest book is The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves. His earlier works include Francis Crick; Nature via Nurture; Genome; and The Origins of Virtue.

Long Now is presenting this Seminar in partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, whose commitment to providing a forum for the most compelling contemporary thought continues with this collaboration.

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