Friday 20 October 2006

Evolvability, contingency and convergence

Last month, I reported a Primer on Social Cognition in Current Biology. In the last issue is another interesting primer, on evolvability, and two short papers on contingency and convergence.


Thursday 19 October 2006

Where do I sign up?

Oliver Curry, of the LSE, has just completed a "report" for Bravo (yes, the television network) in which he argues that in approximately 100,000 years the human species will fork into two sub-species...


Wednesday 4 October 2006

Evolution made saccharine

George Levine's book Darwin Loves You: Natural Selection and the Re-Enchantment of the World, has just been published (and you can read a sample chapter here). It is a historical-philosophical essay that tries to make the point that Darwin was a romantic, and that natural selection is positively kawaï. I argue against the project of defeating the enemies of Darwinism by giving them a heart-shaped box of chocolates.


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