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Evolutionary Perspective on Collective Decision Making: Project Homepage. This project was supported by the NSF Human and Social Dynamics Program (Award #: NSF SES-0826711).

Evolutionary Perspective on Collective Decision Making: Project Homepage

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] 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.

Dr. Michael Blume

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. [Rated 4.95/5 by 6,000+ viewers] In his talk, “A New Tale of the Primate Split”, Dr.

Extreme Evolution Geekery: Molecular Primatology

Todd Disotell delivers an interesting, if heady at times, talk about alternative dating of primate species using differential comparisons of mitochondrial DNA. The research discussed uses variable rates of genetic evolution in mitochondria to corroborate and refine human and primate evolution. The new approach propose revising the dates of the existence of earlier primates from 65 million years ago to 80-90 million years ago. If correct, this places the primate line as contemporary to dinosaurs. 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.

Bonobos Join Chimps as Closest Human Relatives

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.

DarwinTunes software ‘evolves’ music without composers. Category: Arts Manuscript from Igreja de Sao Francisco, Evora, Portugal Post: June 19, 2012 12:32 pm Author: Rosie Mestel Source: LA Times.

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.

E.O. Wilson, John Horgan, and the Evolution of War

Wilson, "Is War Inevitable? " The Evolving Universe. The farther we peer into space with powerful telescopes, the farther back into the history of the universe we see.

The Evolving Universe

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.

Message de Paul Krugman aux “Français” et…les autres

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. Of course, i wasn’t the only person highly critical of fiscal austerity. Stand up for REAL science. Critical analysis is at the heart of the scientific process.

stand up for REAL science

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. " 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.

Evolution: Education and Outreach for free

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. 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 Paleoartist John Gurche has worked on the movie Jurassic Park, designed stamps for the US Postal Service, and recently crafted the sculptures for the Smithsonian Museum’s Hall of Human Origins.

In his new book Shaping Humanity, Gurche delves into the data, research, creativity, and emotion employed in constructing the Smithsonian exhibit. 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. This has been the thrust of my own research over the past five years, both locally in my hometown of Binghamton, New York, and globally through the formation of the Evolution Institute, the first think tank for formulating public policy from an evolutionary perspective. Ni Dieu ni Darwin - Les Français et la théorie de l'évolution - Dominique Guillo. 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? How has the amazing diversity of plants and animals evolved? Welcome to Evolution 101! National Center for Science Education - Defending the Tea. Understanding Evolution.