New interdisciplinary center explores the beginnings - of everything!

Published: March 12, 2017

Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics, Andy Cowell, is one of the founders of the new Center for the Study of Origins, a destination for interdisciplinary origins studies. Professor Cowell was quoted in CU Boulder Today about a talk he gave connecting Polynesian and Arapaho origin narratives to actual theories coming out of anthropology, archeology, and the sciences: “If you take these stories literally,” Cowell says, “they don’t necessarily fit well with scientific data. But in a more sophisticated, metaphorical way, they often broadly overlap with scientific views of how origins come about.”

Read the full story about the new Center for the Study of Origins here