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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). Dr. Michael Blume
NESCent: The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
Molecular Insights in Classic Examples of Evolution
Extreme Evolution Geekery: Molecular Primatology | Evolvify [Rated 4.95/5 by 6,000+ viewers] In his talk, “A New Tale of the Primate Split”, Dr. 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.
April 17, 2014 - Paleontology Long before the Napoleon Complex became a common way to refer to those of us who are small but strong, the Nanuqsaurus hoglundi sauntered Alaska’s North Slope, unaware history would identify her as the smallest of the great tyrannosaurids. 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? thisviewoflife
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. Bonobos Join Chimps as Closest Human Relatives
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. 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 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. 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. 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 — 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. Evolution: Education and Outreach for free
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.
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 : Ni Dieu ni Darwin - Les Français et la théorie de l'évolution - Dominique Guillo
Evolution Matters 2011 - Harvard Museum of Natural History
London Evolutionary Research Network
Speciation and Macroevolution by Jeremy Mohn on Prezi
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