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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.

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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...

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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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