More honest talk about a dirty word: How does evolution work and what can it do?
In this episode David and Aaron continue discussing the theory of evolution. They talk about how evolution is supposed to work and whether there are limits on what it can explain.
- The comparative anatomy textbook with some history of Jean-Baptiste Lamark (1744 – 1829)
- Kardong, K. V. (2015). Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution (7th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
- Paper on neo-Lamarckism
- Danchin, É., Pocheville, A., & Huneman, P. (2019). Early in life effects and heredity: Reconciling neo-Darwinism with neo-Lamarckism under the banner of the inclusive evolutionary synthesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1770), 8–10. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0113
- Website for the 2016 conference at the Royal Society in London where it was debated whether the theory of evolution needed revising
- Two papers on the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis published in association with this conference
- Another paper about the extended evolutionary synthesis mentioned by David.
- N, L. K., Tobias, U., W, F. M., Kim, S., B, M. G., Armin, M., … John, O.-S. (2015). The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282(1813), 20151019. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1019
- A link to the only diagram in Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species published in 1859
- Paper that gives an estimate on the total number of species on Earth
- Mora, C., Tittensor, D. P., Adl, S., Simpson, A. G. B., & Worm, B. (2011). How many species are there on earth and in the ocean? PLoS Biology, 9(8), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001127
- A paper on discussing multicellularity evolving many times
- Knoll, A. H. (2011). The Multiple Origins of Complex Multicellularity. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 39(1), 217–239. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.earth.031208.100209
- The book on rapid evolution that David and Aaron couldn’t remember the title of
- Losos, J. B. (2017). Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution. New York: Riverhead Books.
- Wikipedia article on punctuated equilibrium.
- The book by James Shapiro that describes “natural genetic engineering.”
- Shapiro, J. A. (2011). Evolution: A View from the 21st Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT Press Science.
- Examples of radiation
- Cichlid fish
- Paper on rapid evolution in guppies
- Gordon, S. P., Reznick, D., Arendt, J. D., Roughton, A., Ontiveros Hernandez, M. N., Bentzen, P., & López-Sepulcre, A. (2015). Selection analysis on the rapid evolution of a secondary sexual trait. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282(1813), 20151244. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1244
- A video of Stephen Meyer discussing intelligent design and the “God-of-the-Gaps” fallacy
- Audio production: Aaron Corbit
- Music: “Perspectives” by Kevin Macleod
- Photo from Alpha Stock Images - http://alphastockimages.com/