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  • 19:05 Popular CARTA:The Origin Of Us -- Lyn Wadley: South African Archaeological Evidence

    CARTA:The Origin Of Us -- Lyn Wadley: South African Archaeological Evidence

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    Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) CARTA: Behaviorally Modern Humans: The Origin of Us -- Lyn Wadley: South African Archaeological Evidence Lyn Wadley (Univ of Wit...

  • 58:45 CARTA: The Upright Ape: Bipedalism And Human Origins - Running Walking And Evolution

    CARTA: The Upright Ape: Bipedalism And Human Origins - Running Walking And Evolution

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    Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Why are we the only two-legged creature to develop an exclusively upright gait? And what did it mean to the development of the h...

  • 19:36 Popular CARTA: Culture-Gene Interactions In Human Origins: Kristen Hawkes - The Grandmother Hypothesis

    CARTA: Culture-Gene Interactions In Human Origins: Kristen Hawkes - The Grandmother Hypothesis

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    Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Kristen Hawkes, University of Utah, discusses the grandmother hypothesis, which links the evolution of human longevity to ecolog...

  • 25:51 Popular CARTA: Early Hominids: African Origins Of The Hominid Clade

    CARTA: Early Hominids: African Origins Of The Hominid Clade

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    Renowned paleoanthropologist Tim White of UC Berkeley who is widely credited for his role in the Ardi discovery gives a fascinating overview of the search fo...

  • 18:09 Popular CARTA: The Origin Of Us -- Chris Stringer: Fossil Record Of Anatomically Modern Humans

    CARTA: The Origin Of Us -- Chris Stringer: Fossil Record Of Anatomically Modern Humans

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    Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) CARTA: Behaviorally Modern Humans: The Origin of Us -- Chris Stringer: Fossil Record of Anatomically Modern Humans Evidence poin...

  • 20:56 CARTA: The Upright Ape: Bipedalism And Human Origins -- Carol Ward: Early Hominin Body Form

    CARTA: The Upright Ape: Bipedalism And Human Origins -- Carol Ward: Early Hominin Body Form

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    Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Carol Ward (University of Missouri) reviews the growing, although still imperfect, evidence for torso form in apes and early hom...

  • 08:35 Popular CARTA: Behaviorally Modern Humans: The Origin Of Us -- Ajit Varki

    CARTA: Behaviorally Modern Humans: The Origin Of Us -- Ajit Varki

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    Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 25399]

  • 24:32 Popular CARTA: The Origin Of Us -- Richard Ed Green: Interbreeding With Archaic Humans Outside Africa

    CARTA: The Origin Of Us -- Richard Ed Green: Interbreeding With Archaic Humans Outside Africa

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    Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) CARTA: Behaviorally Modern Humans: The Origin of Us -- Richard "Ed" Green: Interbreeding with Archaic Humans outside Africa Nean...

  • 20:01 Popular CARTA: The Origin Of Us -- Michael Hammer: Interbreeding With Archaic Humans In Africa

    CARTA: The Origin Of Us -- Michael Hammer: Interbreeding With Archaic Humans In Africa

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    Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) CARTA: Behaviorally Modern Humans: The Origin of Us -- Michael Hammer: Interbreeding with Archaic Humans in Africa Today there i...

  • 59:30 CARTA: The Origin Of Us - Fossils Of Modern Humans Interbreeding Within And Outside Of Africa

    CARTA: The Origin Of Us - Fossils Of Modern Humans Interbreeding Within And Outside Of Africa

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    Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) One of the enduring questions of human origins is when, where and how we "Behaviorally Modern Humans" emerged and why and how we...

  • 1:00:24 Popular Risk, Security and Terrorism

    Risk, Security and Terrorism

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    Part of the Darwin College Lecture Series 2010. Social scientists tell us we now live that we live in a world risk society. But what does this really mean and what, if anything, do environmental risks, health risks, and natural disasters have in common wi

  • 1:00:53 Risk and Natural Catastrophes

    Risk and Natural Catastrophes

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    Darwin College Lecture Series 2010. "Risk and Natural Catastrophes" by Professor Mark Bailey( Armagh Observatory)Natural catastrophes rare, high-consequence events present us with a unique conjunction of problems so far as risk is concerned. First, they c

  • 31:05 Popular Randolph Nesse, Society and Health, Tue 7 July

    Randolph Nesse, Society and Health, Tue 7 July

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    At least three kinds of evolutionary applications are transforming medicine and public health. First are well-established population genetic and phylogenetic evolutionary methods that are now being used on new genetic data. Second are attempts to address

  • 07:12 Evelyn Fox Keller, Society and Health, Tue 7 July

    Evelyn Fox Keller, Society and Health, Tue 7 July

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    The neo-Darwinian synthesis brought great simplicity to Darwins ideas, but at a cost. Today, new scientific developments require a re-conceptualization of Darwinism that may be of particular importance to the social sciences: evolution is not just about D

  • 09:31 Popular Paul Nurse, Society and Health, Tue 7 July

    Paul Nurse, Society and Health, Tue 7 July

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    Cell biology and evolutionary medicine. Professor Sir Paul Nurse (Rockefeller University, New York, USA). Summary: Darwins ideas of the tree of life and natural selection continue to inform medicine and biomedical research. For example, the single tree of

  • 08:37 Sir John Sulston, Society and health, Tue 7 July

    Sir John Sulston, Society and health, Tue 7 July

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    Professor Sir John Sulston (University of Manchester, UK) Abstract: Darwin liberated us from dogma by making biology comprehensible, so allowing us to move forward. But whilst natural selection provides an explanation for our existence, it does not tell u

  • 28:43 John Hedley Brooke, Human Nature and Belief, Wed 8 July

    John Hedley Brooke, Human Nature and Belief, Wed 8 July

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    Summary: On no area of human concern has Darwins impact been as keenly felt as on matters of religion. Here I shall not dwell on popular constructions of conflict between creation and evolution, which are often simplistic, but rather consider reasons why

  • 12:54 Popular Philip Kitcher, Human Nature and Belief, Wed 8 July

    Philip Kitcher, Human Nature and Belief, Wed 8 July

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    Evolutionary Psychology and the Legacy of Sociobiology Professor Philip Kitcher (Columbia University, New York City, USA) Summary: The human sociobiology of the 1970s and 1980s was, I have argued, characterised by overly speculative hypotheses about human

  • 13:35 Popular Robert J. Richards, Human Nature and Belief, Wed 8 July

    Robert J. Richards, Human Nature and Belief, Wed 8 July

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    Darwins displacement of intelligent design Professor Robert J Richards (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA) Summary: Darwin constructed his theory utilizing some traditional resources, for the example final causes, purpose. Natural selection took on the

  • 13:30 Popular Steve Jones, Human Nature and Belief, Wed 8 July

    Steve Jones, Human Nature and Belief, Wed 8 July

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    Evolution and society Professor Steve Jones (University College, London, UK) Summary: I will consider the way in which evolution can, and cannot, illuminate patterns of human society, and will suggest that its ability to do so is often overstated as the u

  • 31:06 Popular Harold Varmus, Darwin and Modern Science, Thu 9 July

    Harold Varmus, Darwin and Modern Science, Thu 9 July

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    Darwinian ideas about cancer Professor Harold Varmus (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA) Summary: Charles Darwins ideas about natural selection were developed through meticulous observations about species variation, based on the appear

  • 30:11 Herbert Gintis, Darwin and modern science, Thu 9 July

    Herbert Gintis, Darwin and modern science, Thu 9 July

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    Towards the unification of the behavioural sciences Professor Herbert Gintis (New Mexico, USA / Budapest, Hungary) Summary: Despite their distinct objects of study, the human behavioural sciences all include models of individual human behaviour. Unity in

  • 09:55 Popular Sir Peter Crane, Darwin and modern science, Thurs 9 July

    Sir Peter Crane, Darwin and modern science, Thurs 9 July

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    chicago, The importance of trees: recent progress with understanding the history of plant life Professor Sir Peter Crane (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA) Summary: Much was learnt about plant evolution in the first 100 years following On the Origin o

  • 12:24 Popular Chris Ponting, Darwin and modern science, Thu 9 July

    Chris Ponting, Darwin and modern science, Thu 9 July

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    Genomes: the books of life Professor Chris Ponting (University of Oxford, UK) Summary: DNA from across the tree of life presents a fascinating record of the impact of natural selection on animal evolution. Differences in anatomy and behaviour between spec

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