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  1. Where good ideas come from

    People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.

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  2. Meet The Author: Richard Dawkins

    He’s the King of All the Atheists, and now Richard Dawkins is hammering home what he sees as his key argument against the existence of God. In his book, The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins aims to put the theory of evolution in a factually unassailable position.

    Here, at Adelaide Writers’ Week in 2010, he goes through his book chapter by chapter, and in doing so attempts to convince his audience of the absolute veracity of Darwin’s theories. Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0800 Location: Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide Writers’ Week, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/03/01/Meet_The_Author_Richard_Dawkins

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  3. What Will the Creationists Do Next?

    Eugenie C. Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc. explores how the failure of Intelligent Design to survive a legal test of its constitutionality led it to evolve new strategies which call for teaching the "strengths and weaknesses of evolution" or the "critical analysis of evolution" which are creationism in disguise.

    http://www.uctv.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=16073&subject=sci

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  4. Evolution for Everyone

    Professor David Sloan Wilson looks at Darwin’s theory of evolution vs. theories of creationism and intelligent design. He considers the assault on Darwin’s theory by those who advance theories of creationism or intelligent design in this installment of the Darwin Evolving Series from UCLA.

    http://www.uctv.tv/search-details.aspx?showID=16922

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  5. Richard Dawkins: The Greatest Show On Earth

    British biological theorist Richard Dawkins is perhaps the world’s best known atheist. He is certain that we have evolution to thank for life on earth, not a creator. Evolution is the topic of his new book, "The Greatest Show On Earth." Dawkins says the book is his "personal summary of the evidence that the ‘theory’ of evolution is actually a fact - as incontrovertible a fact as any in science." He joins Doug on Tuesday to discuss the evidence for evolution.

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  6. Darwin 200: Dawkins and Harries

    Richard Dawkins, Richard Harries and Jeremy Paxman celebrating 200 years since Charles Darwin was born.

    From: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/?item=mpls-darwin200-audio-1

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  7. Professor Christopher Dye: Are Humans Still Evolving?

    Homo sapiens have been around for 250,000 years - surely long enough to have become fully evolved?

    It was thought that the dramatic extension of life spans during the 20th century eliminated natural selection, but new evidence shows that to be false.

    Will selection always be natural, or could postmodern also mean posthuman?

    http://fora.tv/2009/03/26/Professor_Christopher_Dye_Are_Humans_Still_Evolving

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  8. NYPL: Adam Gopnik with Steven Pinker - How Far Can Darwin Take Us?

    Adam Gopnik, author of Angels & Ages, A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life and Steven Pinker, author of The Blank Slate and many other works, will discuss a fundamental question: How far can Darwin take us as a guide to why we are the way we are?

    Both outspoken appreciators of Darwin, Adam Gopnik and Steven Pinker will compare their visions—perhaps complementary, perhaps contrasting—of what Darwin’s legacy is on the two hundredth anniversary of his birth.

    http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/pep/pepdesc.cfm?id=5219

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  9. Darwin’s Very Bad Day: ‘Oops, We Just Ate It!’

    When young Charles Darwin set out on the Beagle, near the top of his wish list was a rare and coveted bird: the lesser rhea, a South American version of the ostrich. The bird had been sighted by a French rival — but never caught. Darwin wanted to be the first to snatch the prize for Britain. And he did find the bird, just not in the shape he was expecting.

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  10. The Evolution of Evolution

    Scientific American Editor in Chief John Rennie discusses the special January issue of the magazine, which focuses on evolution—2009 being the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. Subjects in the issue include the importance of natural selection, the sources of genetic variability, human evolution’s past and future, pop evolutionary psychology, everyday applications of evolutionary theory, the science of the game Spore, and the ongoing threat to science education posed by creationist activists. Plus, we’ll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news.

    http://www.sciam.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=the-evolution-of-evolution-09-01-07

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