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Workshop 3

“How Evolution Works”

Convened November 4–5, 1999 | Foundation For the Future Building, Bellevue, Washington


Six leaders in science, social science, and academia were invited to present differing perspectives on the question of “How Evolution Works.” Each presented a paper and then fielded questions from the group. Round-table discussions following each presentation provided a means of synthesizing the wide-ranging material. Finally, the workshop scholars addressed critical question themes developed by the Foundation: (1) Are humans, by virtue of evolution, inherently “moral” absolutely? (2) Is evolution primarily and singularly an active force of competition among organisms for reproductive success, with all other systems being by-products, or is evolution competition for resources among organisms within a set of complex systems, with the winner’s reproductive success? (3) Can we look before we leap?

Proceedings (4.3 MB PDF) of this workshop, including transcripts of presentations and all dialogic sessions, available for download.

Papers presented

“How Evolution Worked in the Past/Works Now/Will Work in the Future,” Walter Truett Anderson
“How Evolution Works: Process and Substance,” Dr. Linda Groff
“The Evolutionary-Systems Model of Socialization,” Dr. Pat Duffy Hutcheon
“The Evolving Story of Our Evolving Earth,” Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris
“How Evolution Works as an Idea,” Dr. Andrew Bard Schmookler
“How Evolution Works,” Dr. Albert Somit


Walter Truett Anderson
Author and Political Scientist
San Francisco, CA USA

Linda Groff
Professor, Political Science and Future Studies
California State University
Carson, CA USA

Pat Duffy Hutcheon
Sociologist, Author
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Elisabet Sahtouris
Evolution Biologist, Author
Santa Barbara, CA USA

Andrew Bard Schmookler
Cultural Evolutionist, Author
Broadway, VA USA

Albert Somit
Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Biopolitics
Southern Illinois University
Carlsbad, CA USA