10 Lectures on Darwin's Legacy
By STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Added: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 00:00:00 UTC
10 lectures of around two hours each on Darwin's Legacy from the Continuing Studies course (DAR 200) at Stanford University.
Introductory lecture. Professor William Durham provides an overview of the course; Professor Robert Siegel touches upon "Darwin's Own Evolution;" Professor Durham returns for a talk on "Darwin's Data;" and the lecture concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Lynn Rothschild.
Lecture 2 by Eugenie Scott. Dr. Scott explores the evolution vs. creationism debate and provides an argument for evolution. The lecture is concluded with a panel discussion with Brent Sockness and Jeff Wine.
Lecture 3 by Janet Browne. Dr. Browne presents a biography on Charles Darwin and explores Darwin's Origin of Species. The lecture is concluded with a panel discussion with Craig Heller and Robert Proctor.
Lecture 4 by Daniel Dennett. Dr. Dennett presents the philosophical importance of Darwin's theory of evolution. The lecture is concluded with a panel discussion with Hank Greely and Chris Bobonich.
Lecture 5 by Peter and Rosemary Grant. The Grants discuss how and why species multiply. The lecture is concluded with a panel discussion with Carol Boggs and Rodolfo Dirzo.
Lecture 6 by Niles Eldredge. Dr. Eldredge discusses Darwin's life and work. The lecture is concluded with a panel discussion with Ward Watt and Liz Hadly.
Lecture 7 by Professor Melissa Brown. Professor Brown speaks about the history and consequences of social Darwinism, and offers insight into new ways of thinking about social evolution.
Lecture 8 by Paul Ewald. Dr. Ewald speaks about how several pathogenic viruses have evolved over time to break down the cell's barriers to several types of cancer. He suggests that further research will aid in the discovery of additional viruses linked to the causation of cancer. The lecture is concluded with a panel discussion with Gary Schoolnik and Stanley Falkow.
Lecture 9 by Russell Fernald. Dr. Fernald discusses how social behavior changes the brains of fish, animals, and humans to adapt to situations typically involving mating behaviors. The lecture is concluded with a panel discussion with Eric Knudsen and Charles Junkerman.
Lecture 10 by George Levine. Dr. Levine discusses through analysis of Darwin's literary works, ways of seeing and being enchanted by the world as well as the poetic eloquence of Darwin's prose. The lecture is concluded with a discussion between Dr. Levine and Rob Polhemus.
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