2. Behavioral Evolution (March 31, 2010) Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky lectures on the biology of behavioral evolution and thoroughly discusses examples such as The Prisoner's Dilemma. Stanford University www.stanford.edu Stanford Department of Biology http Stanford University Channel on YouTube
Cynic - Introduction + Evolutionary Sleeper (New Song) The incredible new song... Pro-Shot Live@Hovefestival, Norway 29/06-07
Evolutionary Perspectives (Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet, Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond and Douglas Adams) 1of4 Douglas Adams moderates a discussion between Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond. The discussion focuses on attempts to apply darwinian principles and explanations to areas other than biology, such as cosmology, language and psychology, as well as pointing out areas that are less likely to have darwinian explanations. Towards the end, the discussion turns to issues of religion and the psychology of belief and imagination. Each of the speakers gave a short lecture before the discussion, which can be found here (links to the first part of each): Douglas Adams: Richard Dawkins: Daniel Dennett: Stephen Pinker: Jared Diamond: Found here: Direct Link (streaming real-media): www.web-for-
Dawkins: Did Religion Have an Evolutionary Value? Complete video at: fora.tv Richard Dawkins argues that humanity's historical predisposition towards religion and supernatural beliefs may have held an evolutionary utility. "The rule of thumb: 'Believe whatever your parents tell you,' quite clearly could have survival value," says 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. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His first book, The Selfish Gene, was an instant international bestseller, and has become an established classic work of modern evolutionary biology. He is also the author of The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil's Chaplain, The Ancestor's Tale The God Delusion, and most recently, The Greatsest Show on Earth. Professor Dawkins's awards have included the Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London (1989), the Royal Society's ...
Evolutionary Perspectives (Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet, Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond and Douglas Adams) 4of4 Douglas Adams moderates a discussion between Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond. The discussion focuses on attempts to apply darwinian principles and explanations to areas other than biology, such as cosmology, language and psychology, as well as pointing out areas that are less likely to have darwinian explanations. Towards the end, the discussion turns to issues of religion and the psychology of belief and imagination. Each of the speakers gave a short lecture before the discussion, which can be found here (links to the first part of each): Douglas Adams: Richard Dawkins: Daniel Dennett: Stephen Pinker: Jared Diamond: Found here: Direct Link (streaming real-media): www.web-for-
Stone Age Minds: A conversation with evolutionary psychologists Leda Cosmides and John Tooby Based at the Center for Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Leda Cosmides and John Tooby are two pioneers and leading lights in the field of evolutionary psychology. This multidisciplinary approach seeks to develop a better understanding of human nature by taking seriously the idea that our brains evolved to solve a variety of adaptive problems routinely faced by our hunter-gatherer ancestors. While our "stone age minds" have programs that are very good at things like detecting lies, attracting mates and avoiding predators, they are in many ways ill equipped for the kind of complex market-based society that we live in today. The lens of evolutionary psychology, for example, provides insights into why so many people in industrialized countries are overweight and sympathetic to socialist ideas. Reason.tv's Paul Feine sat down with Cosmides and Tooby to learn more about evolutionary psychology, the history of the field, and the implications for our society. Approximately 10 minutes. Produced by Paul Feine; shot by Alex Manning and Hawk Jensen; edited by Paul Feine and Alex Manning. For an extended version of this interview, go to www.reason.tv . Go to http for iPod, HD, and audio versions of this and all our videos, and subscribe to Reason.tv's YouTube channel to receive automatic notifications when new material goes live.
Cynic - Evolutionary new song!
Chaos is Creation: evolution in real time The program and source code is available for download at . This is a simple computer simulation of biological life, demonstrating evolution and adaptation through natural selection. Critters act according to their instruction set (executed as a simple program), gain energy by moving over food, and reproduce as an exact or mutated copy when they have a high enough energy level.
The Evolutionary Impulse Is Not Reasonable Andrew Cohen is currently leading an eight day intensive in Tuscany, Italy with over 250 participants from all over the world. Get a glimpse of this powerful event for yourself through a selection of audios and videos that will posted throughout the week.
The Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics of Dengue: Katia Koelle University Seminar on Global Health
11. Evolutionary stability: cooperation, mutation, and equilibrium Game Theory (ECON 159) We discuss evolution and game theory, and introduce the concept of evolutionary stability. We ask what kinds of strategies are evolutionarily stable, and how this idea from biology relates to concepts from economics like domination and Nash equilibrium. The informal argument relating these ideas toward at the end of his lecture contains a notation error [U(Ŝ,S') should be U(S',Ŝ)]. A more formal argument is provided in the supplemental notes. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
In The Wild : Cleese With Lemurs 1/7 www.8 Operation Lemur John Cleese in Madagascar, Part 1 of 7.
Evolutionary Perspectives (Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet, Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond and Douglas Adams) 3of4 Douglas Adams moderates a discussion between Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond. The discussion focuses on attempts to apply darwinian principles and explanations to areas other than biology, such as cosmology, language and psychology, as well as pointing out areas that are less likely to have darwinian explanations. Towards the end, the discussion turns to issues of religion and the psychology of belief and imagination. Each of the speakers gave a short lecture before the discussion, which can be found here (links to the first part of each): Douglas Adams: Richard Dawkins: Daniel Dennett: Stephen Pinker: Jared Diamond: Found here: Direct Link (streaming real-media): www.web-for-
Andrew Cohen: Evolutionary Enlightenment An introduction to Andrew Cohen and his contemporary spiritual teachings of Evolutionary Enlightenment
Evolutionary Sleeper - Sean Reinert Cam Cynic's Sean Reinert playing the drums to Evolutionary Sleeper from Traced in Air.
12. Evolutionary stability: social convention, aggression, and cycles Game Theory (ECON 159) We apply the idea of evolutionary stability to consider the evolution of social conventions. Then we consider games that involve aggressive (Hawk) and passive (Dove) strategies, finding that sometimes, evolutionary populations are mixed. We discuss how such games can help us to predict how behavior might vary across settings. Finally, we consider a game in which there is no evolutionary stable population and discuss an example from nature. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Creating the Future: Evolutionary Enlightenment in Action This 12-minute feature video is an inside look at Evolutionary Enlightenment in action—through Andrew Cohen's own words and in the accounts of those who are participating with him in a living laboratory for conscious evolution. In November 2005, Andrew declared a "monumental shift" in his teaching work, which marked the emergence of a higher collective consciousness: "Many of my students have finally started to directly experience and express the very essence of what this teaching points to — a goal that until now I've seen only in the eye of my own mind and in rare, temporary bursts of intersubjective enlightened consciousness." Now, in this multidimensional documentary, you'll get a glimpse of what's occurring at the cutting edge of Andrew's teachings of Evolutionary Enlightenment. You'll hear people describing their experience of the authentic self which, infused with its own intelligence, insight, and directionality, may even be revealing the way to a higher order of human development . . .
DNA expert Sean Carroll: "Evolutionary Developmental Biology" Watch video of DNA expert Sean Carroll delivering the final lecture in the 2006-2007 Chancellor's Lecture Series, "Evolutionary Developmental Biology." Carroll helped develop the science of "evo devo" - or evolutionary developmental biology - which examines the relationships between embryonic development and evolutionary changes.
Newsnight Review: Darwin Special (1/4) Newsnight Review BBC Two 11 September 2009 On a special Newsnight Review, eminent scientist Richard Dawkins, Man Booker prize-winning author Margaret Atwood, Reverend Richard Coles, and poet and descendant of Charles Darwin Ruth Padel, join Martha Kearney to discuss the cultural and philosophical legacy of the seminal work On the Origin of Species.
Arthur De Vany's Stage Two of Evolutionary Fitness Training A brief description and discussion of Stage Two Training.
Consumerism and evolutionary fitness - Geoffrey Miller .au Have you spent your $900 stimulus money from the government yet? The stimulus packages have certainly given the retail spending figures a boost, up 1% in May after a 0.3% increase in April and a 2.2% increase in March. But just what did you buy? Geoffrey Miller is an evolutionary psychologist and says it was probably something which was a waste of time, energy and money. He argues that too many of our consumer choices are prompted by the desire not to feel good so much as to look good, in an effort to display our superior intelligence, personality and evolutionary fitness to those around us.
What is Evolutionary Astrology? | Maurice Fernandez Evolutionary Astrology by Maurice Fernandez
Richard Dawkins lecture on natural selection and evolutionary psychology Part 1/2
Sesshoumaru evolutionary I made a video of Sesh and his unbelievable amazing tricking skills.... He's one of the best out there....without him, tricking would not be the same today.... Music: "Requiem for a dream", remix
Kundalini Dance - Sacred Alchemical Evolutionary Keys Kundalini Dance by Leyolah Antara --------------------- www.kundalini- ------------- leyolah@kundalini- -------------------------- copyright Holopath Productions 2009
Evolutionary Psychology and Intuition Vs. Reason Can our intuitions really be trusted? Check out my original music channel:
Year of Darwin - Dr. Randolph Nesse The Great Opportunity: New Evolutionary Applications in Medicine Recorded January 16, 2009 in the Wolstein Research Building, Auditorium (Rm. 1413) on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Hosted by the Department of Pathology. Professor Nesse (University of Michigan) is a leading authority on the application of evolutionary principles to clinical medicine.
Golem Evolutionary Robotics Read more at and demo.cs.brandeis.edu
Thomas Glick: "Teilhard de Chardin, Orthogenesis, and the Mechanism of Evolutionary Change" Professor Thomas Glick (University of Boston) gave a lecture at the Workshop in memory of Professor Mariano Artigas, organized by the Thomas More Institute and the Research Group on Science, Reason and Faith (CRYF) of the University of Navarra. www.unav.es
Cynic - Evolutionary Sleeper (Studio Version) Evolutionary Sleeper From Cynic's New Album: Traced in Air
Michael Shermer - Evolutionary Economics (part 2) Lecture by Michael Shermer at "The Amazing Meeting 5" on how the "invisible hand" of the market is to economics as natural selection is to evolution... or rather how they're actually the same (part 2).
Evolutionary Rape and The Root Of Morality Morality is just a truncheon in the face of the oppressed.
Karl Sims - Evolved Virtual Creatures, Evolution Simulation, 1994 This video shows results from a research project involving simulated Darwinian evolutions of virtual block creatures. A population of several hundred creatures is created within a supercomputer, and each creature is tested for their ability to perform a given task, such the ability to swim in a simulated water environment. Those that are most successful survive, and their virtual genes containing coded instructions for their growth, are copied, combined, and mutated to make offspring for a new population. The new creatures are again tested, and some may be improvements on their parents. As this cycle of variation and selection continues, creatures with more and more successful behaviors can emerge. More info:
Performance Feedback Revision - Hammersmith Apollo Baba Brinkman's freestyle rap "Performance, Feedback, Revision" from "The Rap Guide to Evolution', live in front of 3500 people at Robin Ince's "9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People" comedy variety show December 20 2009 at the Hammersmith Apollo, London. Instrumental beat by Nokz from Tehdit. Watch the whole show: Download the Rap Guide to Evolution:
Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism (1 of 6): by Alvin Plantinga Dr. Alvin Plantinga shows that evolution (if true) poses a problem for the naturalist and atheist. Table of Contents: Handout (in pdf): www.calvin.edu
On Retreat with Andrew Cohen Exploring Evolutionary Enlightenment on retreat with Andrew Cohen at the EnlightenNext Center in Lenox Massachusetts. A window into the experience being on intensive retreat with Andrew Cohen, and the discovery of a new, evolutionary context for spiritual development.
Ali G and Kent Hovind on evolutionary science vs creationism g12er's video uploaded on December 17, 2006. An Ali G Show does science. Ali G (played by comedian Sasha Baron-Cohen) spoke with creationist Kent Hovind about science vs creationism. The show erroneously lists Hovind as a "Dr," but his "doctorate" was earned from an unaccredited diploma mill. His "dissertation" was posted at: For more videos exposing Hovind see: [Kent Hovind is crazy] ==False copyright claims on Youtube == Since Kent Hovind is now in prison for 58 felonies his son, Eric Hovind, took over the family business. Eric has been using false copyright claims to get youtube to pull negative material. Read: ==Audio of Hovind lying in jail== Listen to the Kent Hovind jail recordings played at his sentencing. This one in particular has Eric Hovind plot with Kent to hide assets from the government: [Kent Hovind prison recordings 2 - yet to upload]
Ted Bergstromintroduces Evolutionary Game Theory I wanted to get to the topic on Evolutionary Game theory into my intro game theory course,but didn't quite get there within the 12 weeks of lecture time. But if I HAD given a lecture on evolutionary game theory I couldn't have done any better than the one delivered by Ted Bergstrom here in 1995. (so I snuck Ted's talk in as lecture 23) Fine red wine is known by it's bottling date. You're in for a real treat here . This is an introduction to the evolutionary game theorist's way of thinking with the added flavour of Ted's razor sharp wit.Original mp4's of this video and other resources related to the lectures from my introductory game theory course at the University of Canterbury , Econ 223, can be obtained at uctv.canterbury.ac.nz You'll also find the 2008 lectures - better in some respect - but only 16 out of 22 are edited.
PhyloFacts: Integrating Evolutionary and Structural ***yses April 25, 2007 Protein families evolve a multiplicity of functions and structures through gene duplication, domain shuffling, speciation and other processes. Phylogenomic ***ysis, combining phylogenetic tree construction, integration of experimental data, and differentiation of orthologs and paralogs, has been shown to address the systematic errors associated with standard protocols of protein function prediction.
What is Evolutionary Enlightenment? A short video with visionary, Andrew Cohen about Evolutionary Enlightenment