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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.
Lab Programs: David Sloan Wilson on The Nature of the City - Lessons from Evolutionary Science
David Sloan Wilson Brings Evolutionary Science to Your Neighborhood.
Richard Dawkins: Creationists know nothing
Who did it better, Richard Dawkins or Bill Nye?
The challenges of teaching evolution in english class.
Darwin in English class

Gabrielle Principe

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Children develop their own theories of how things work, based on what they are exposed to and experience. Often these theories are in error, because many involve elements of evolutionary theory that are counterintuitive. Researchers found that by using a 10 page picture book, students as young as 5 to 8 years were capable of grasping the logical basis of evolution. >>Read More
Post: March 11, 2014 11:27 pm, Source: Kelemen, D., Emmons, N. A., Seston, R. S., & Ganea, P. A. (2014). Young children can be taught basic natural selection using a picture storybook intervention. Psychological Science, published online 6 February 2014, doi:10.1177/0956797613516009.   Comments (0) Views (734)
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Our Stone Age brains never had or needed a way to process written symbolic language. Subsequent adaptations in neural architecture has us processing written language as if it is a physical object in space, which naturally leads to the contemporary way we use written words and the effects they have on our memories and psyches. Ferris Jabr makes a nice connection between the spatial arrangement of words on paper and a map. >>Read More
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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. >>Read More
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When you look at childhood through this evolutionary lens, it becomes clear that formal education and much of the skills children learn in school, like reading, writing, and most of modern day mathematics, are very recent phenomena in human history. The evolutionary novelty of schooling means, says Gray, that children did not evolve social and cognitive mechanisms adapted for preplanned curricula, rote memorization, and standardized assessments. >>Read More
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