Evolutionary Perspective on Collective Decision Making: Project Homepage. This project was supported by the NSF Human and Social Dynamics Program (Award #: NSF SES-0826711).
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. [About] [Team] [Publications and Presentations] [Resources] [Contact Us] About the Project Collective decision making plays an increasingly important role everywhere in today's human society.
Existing literature addresses issues in collective decision making with linear statistical analysis or relatively simple dynamical modeling. Dr. Michael Blume. Evolutionary Studies of Religion - The Reproductive Potentials of Religiosity After a promotional thesis about religiosity and the brain sciences, I focussed on the fertility rates of religious people in Europe and worldwide.
My empirical findings corresponded with evolutionary hypotheses by nobel prize winner Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992). NESCent: The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. Molecular Insights in Classic Examples of Evolution. Extreme Evolution Geekery: Molecular Primatology. Evolution. Evolution. Thisviewoflife. Bonobos Join Chimps as Closest Human Relatives. Category: Biology Post: June 14, 2012 11:14 pm Author: Ann Gibbons Source: Science Chimpanzees now have to share the distinction of being our closest living relative in the animal kingdom.
An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the bonobo for the first time, confirming that it shares the same percentage of its DNA with us as chimps do. The team also found some small but tantalizing differences in the genomes of the three species—differences that may explain how bonobos and chimpanzees don't look or act like us even though we share about 99% of our DNA. "We're so closely related genetically, yet our behavior is so different," says team member and computational biologist Janet Kelso of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Read more on Science. DarwinTunes software ‘evolves’ music without composers. E.O. Wilson, John Horgan, and the Evolution of War. iStockphoto Wilson and Horgan exchange views on group selection and the human history of conflict Post: June 21, 2012 12:24 am Source: Discover Magazine E.O.
Wilson, "Is War Inevitable? " “History is a bath of blood,” wrote William James, whose 1906 antiwar essay is arguably the best ever written on the subject. The Evolving Universe. The farther we peer into space with powerful telescopes, the farther back into the history of the universe we see.
The light from our Sun—a mere 93 million miles away—takes only a few minutes to reach Earth. But when we look at stars and galaxies in the night sky, we are seeing light that has traveled for millions—even billions—of years to reach us. By looking back in time, we can observe how the universe has evolved from its beginnings. Start in our solar system and travel out into space, or begin at the Big Bang and travel forward in time. Message de Paul Krugman aux “Français” et…les autres. If you read some of my previous posts on the economy and the crisis of the eurozone, you would know already my opinion about the stupidity of fiscal austerity during recessionary cycle.
Well, i hate to say it, but i have been right all along. This past week, however, more and more European policymakers have been softly whispering another tune and getting themselves ready to leave the sinking austerity policy ship to board the demand-side one. It warms my heart that they have finally seen the light. Stand up for REAL science. Critical analysis is at the heart of the scientific process.
Scientists have been critically analyzing evolutionary theory for nearly 150 years. As it stands, the vast majority of scientists worldwide accept evolution as a "vital, well-supported, unifying principle of the biological sciences. " A campaign is underway across the US to promote the "critical analysis" of evolution in public school science classrooms. This campaign can also be found under the guises of "teaching the strengths and weaknesses of evolution" or "teaching the controversy about evolution. " Promoters of these campaigns claim to be simply "supporting academic freedom. " The Evolution Institute. Evolution: Education and Outreach for free. Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal aspiring to promote accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — will be freely available through December 31, 2011, thanks to the generosity of its publisher, Springer.
Edited by Niles Eldredge (who received NCSE's Friend of Darwin award in 2011) and Greg Eldredge, Evolution: Education and Outreach quickly became a hub for thoughtful discussion of evolution education, with a host of scientific articles, curriculum and education articles, editorials, viewpoint articles, and reviews of books and other media. And now you can access it all — for the rest of the year.
NCSE is amply represented, of course: NCSE's regular column, Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education; Louise S. Mead and Anton Mates's "Why Science Standards are Important to a Strong Science Curriculum and How States Measure Up"; Mick Wycoff's interview of NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. S Newton on creationism and climate change denial. Home-33133. April 15, 2014 The Permian mass extinction coincided with the timing of a disruption in the Earth’s carbon cycle - but what, or who, played a part in the die-out?
April 11, 2014 - Paleontology. The Neighborhood Project: Putting Evolution to Work in the Real World : Evolution for Everyone. My new book, The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time, was published by Little, Brown last Wednesday and featured on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition today.
My main objective in writing the book is to show how evolutionary science can be used to improve our lives in a practical sense, at scales both small and large. Ni Dieu ni Darwin - Les Français et la théorie de l'évolution - Dominique Guillo. Note de lecture de Yann Kindo - SPS n° 295, avril 2011 Dans cette enquête relevant de la psychologie et de la sociologie de la connaissance, Dominique Guillo, chercheur au CNRS, sociologue et historien des sciences, remet en cause un schéma dominant, selon lequel, alors que beaucoup d’Américains sont souvent anti-darwiniens et portés au créationnisme par conviction religieuse, les Français sont au contraire très largement imprégnés des idées darwiniennes. C’est à cette perception de l’évolution par les non-spécialistes que s’intéresse le chercheur, qui mobilise pour cela quatre champs d’investigation successifs pour mener son enquête sur les représentations hexagonales : Un panel d’ouvrages d’histoire des sciences et de manuels scolaires de lycée, à propos de l’histoire des idées évolutionnistes.
Des textes courts donc, pour lesquels la nécessité de faire œuvre synthétique pousse à mettre en avant ce que l’on juge essentiel. Petits chromos publicitaires de la fin du XIXe s. Index - Welcome. Evolution Matters 2011 - Harvard Museum of Natural History. Lecture by Daniel Lieberman Thursday, January 27, 6:00 pm Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, has devoted more than 20 years to asking how and why natural selection transformed ape heads into human heads. Home. London Evolutionary Research Network.
Speciation and Macroevolution by Jeremy Mohn on Prezi. Evolution. Here then is the beta version of my strip about evolution. This is a chapter of the book Science Stories which will be out from Myriad Editions next spring. I'm sure there'll be mistakes here, so do feel free to point them out, so that I can make the necessary changes. Thank you. Note Oct 2013. Hi All. S BioInteractive - Evolution. Series Where and when did humans arise? What distinguishes us from other species? Did our distant ancestors look and behave like us? Welcome to Evolution 101!