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After Darwin: Evolution beyond the selfish gene

Massimo Pigliucci, Tim Lewens, Zanna Clay

 
The brutal mechanism of natural selection gave rise to all life on our planet, or so the Darwinian story goes. But from mice to great whales, it now appears that animals can inherit socially acquired characteristics. And after a century of hype, the tools to build a brave new world through intelligent design are within our grasp. Is the theory of natural selection a Victorian relic, about to be replaced by a new science of cultural evolution? Or does the promised paradigm shift provide no real challenge to Darwin’s theory?
 
The Panel: Philosophers of science Massimo Pigliucci, author of Cultural Evolution Tim Lewens, and psychologist and primatologist Zanna Clay ask if there is more to evolution than we might think. David Malone hosts.

 

 

Dynamic stability and robustness of ecological systems: a missing link to evolutionary mechanisms?

Renee Duckworth, The University of Arizona, USA

 

Plenary talk at Evolution Evolving: Process, Mechanism and Theory
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 1-4 April 2019

 

 

Structuring knowledge in evolutionary biology

Alan C Love, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, USA

 

Keynote talk at Evolution Evolving: Process, Mechanism and Theory
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 1-4 April 2019

 

 

Mutational and pre-mutational shaping of adaptation

Joanna Masel, The University of Arizona, USA

 

Keynote talk at Evolution Evolving: Process, Mechanism and Theory
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 1-4 April 2019

 

 

On the origins of novelty and diversity in development and evolution: case studies on horned beetles

Armin Moczek, Indiana University, USA

 

Keynote talk at Evolution Evolving: Process, Mechanism and Theory
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 1-4 April 2019

 

 

Causal patterns and how our theories change

Angela Potochnik, University of Cincinnati, USA

 

Keynote talk at Evolution Evolving: Process, Mechanism and Theory
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 1-4 April 2019

 

 

How to make general theories of evolution applicable to complex special cases

Sean Rice, Texas Tech University, USA

 

Keynote talk at Evolution Evolving: Process, Mechanism and Theory
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 1-4 April 2019

 

 

The inheritance and heritability of niche constructed traits

Laurel Fogarty, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

 

Keynote talk at Evolution Evolving: Process, Mechanism and Theory
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 1-4 April 2019

 

 

The Social Synapse: Neuroscience and the Roots of Human Connections

John Donvan, ABC Correspondent
Louise Barrett, University of Lethbridge
Augustin Fuentes, University of Notre Dame
Kevin Laland, University of St Andrews
Kevin Ochsner, Columbia University
Dietrich Stout, Emory University

 

World Science Festival 2017 panel session
2 June 2017, New York, USA

 

 

Joseph Henrich on Cultural Evolution, WEIRD Societies, and Life Among Two Strange Tribes

Joseph Henrich, Harvard University & Tyler Cowen, George Mason University

 

A ‘Conversations with Tyler’ interview, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
8 December 2016, Virginia, USA

 

Listen to the audio on Soundcloud
Read the full transcript at Conversations with Tyler

 

 



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