Alien Jaws, Mutant Microbes, And Darwin's Trip to Hollywood

By Carl Zimmer | March 18, 2009 11:27 am

My lecture on Darwin’s birthday last month has just been posted online on the web site of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, one of my gracious hosts in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Here’s a review from Bora Zivkovic at Blog Around the Clock.)

A higher-resolution version of the talk is available from Itunes here.

Watch it and learn what Darwin and G.I. Joe have in common…


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  1. Conspirama | March 18, 2009
  1. The Mad LOLScientist, FCD

    It’s not immediately obvious where to find this talk on iTunes. Underneath the description of the NESCent series are several tabs. Click on the rightmost tab “Evolution Speakers Series.” Good talk!

  2. Adam

    Excellent talk!

    Are there any good books out there that cover the evolution of intelligence for the layman (such as myself)? I’ve been reading lots of general evolution books lately, and I’d like to branch out into some more specific topics.

    [Carl: There are a number of books on the evolution of the human brain, language, etc. I just got a review copy of a promising looking one by Dean Falk called Finding Our Tongues.]

  3. Did you give this lecture on Feb 14, 2008?

    [Carl: No–that’s a silly typo that I’m getting fixed]


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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