The Darwin Digest Episode 20: Charles Darwin

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This week on the Darwin Digest Cathy Princess, Soap Merchant and Lawrence Drake discuss the life, times and works of Charles Robert Darwin, (FRS FRGS FLS FZS) a man whose life work has defined the tone of the life sciences for the past century.

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Show Notes
  • 0:00:00 Introduction and some housekeeping, we now have a twitter account follow us @darwindigest
  • 0:01:11 The life of Charles Darwin
  • 0:02:59 Wedgwood's family
  • 0:18:19 The theory of natural selection as presented by Charles Darwin
  • 0:33:18 The theory of sexual selection as presented by Charles Darwin
  • 0:41:09 Genetic Drift
  • 0:43:12 Punctuated equilibrium
  • 0:46:13 The effect of Darwin on science today
  • 0:56:45 Jared Taylor and Stefan Molyneux
  • 0:58:42 European genetic bottleneck incoming?
  • 1:02:36 Darwin was racist therefore evolution is wrong
  • 1:11:42 A negative Flynn Effect in France, 1999 to 2008–9

Science Direct (abstract only)

Full paper from Dutton’s site

Comment by Woodley and Dunkel (abstract only)

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