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Gould and Storytelling

When reading Steven Jay Gould’s Sociobiology :The art of storytelling, I could not help but be reminded of two other articles by him that I have read this semester for a class I’m taking about evolution. The first one,  Punctuated … Continue reading

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A Biologists take on Thomas Hardy

            For my review post, I decided to discuss an article written by my evolution Professor, Kevin Padian, called “Evolution and Deep time in Selected Works of Hardy”. http://books.google.com/books?id=SQ4gAt480TgC&pg=PT323&lpg=PT323&dq=evolution+and+deep+time+in+selected+works+of+hardy&source=bl&ots=sloHvBkPS4&sig=Qacz0rWSN-TcgYuRr1ukbxSLljM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hw5bUs_iMeKsiAKJuoDQCw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false             I apologize for reviewing an article … Continue reading

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Natural Selection or Sexual Selection?

On Friday, we discussed the excerpt from Darwin’s The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex that focused on selection. One point that I kept thinking about after class, was how the relationship between sexual selection and natural … Continue reading

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