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HBES Interview Series - Pete Richerson
This Pioneers of HBES series video features Peter J. Richerson, who pioneered the study of cultural evolution. His quest has developed and become intertwined with multilevel selection theory.
Does Evolution Explain Human Nature?
Consciousness, free-will, and morality discussed by three scientists.
The Sound of Fear: The Evolutionary Bases For Why We Respond to Music.
The Sound of Fear: The Evolutionary Bases For Why We Respond to Music
The Morality and Evolution Series Begins!
Evolution and Morality I: Simon Blackburn

Daniel Blumstein, editor
Kathryn Bowers, associate editor

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Scientists say aggression-causing genes ap­peared early in an­i­mal ev­o­lu­tion and have kept their roles for mil­lions of years, even though an­i­mal ag­gres­sion to­day varies wide­ly. Studies of ag­gres­sive be­hav­ior in wasps, bees, fruit flies and mice found a few genes that are con­sist­ently as­so­ci­at­ed with ag­gres­sion. This sug­gests that even af­ter hun­dreds of mil­lions of years of ev­o­lu­tion, some genes may re­tain their an­ces­tral roles in si­m­i­lar forms of be­hav­ior. >>Read More
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My esteemed colleague Joan Strassman wrote the following post on her Sociobiology blog: >>Read More

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If a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with the origin of life. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life follow from the fundamental laws of nature and “should be as unsurprising as rocks rolling downhill.” Jeremy England, a 31-year-old assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has derived a mathematical formula that he believes explains this capacity. >>Read More
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