Speciation Pt. 2
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
14h ago
In this continuation of the look at speciation we began in the last episode, we will tackly some more "not so obvious" causes.   Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy. For show notes and more, please visit https://EvolutionTalk.com ..read more
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Speciation Pt. 1
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
1w ago
It's been awhile since we took a look at speciation and its causes.  In the first of two parts we'll jump right in with Allopatric speciation.   Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy. For show notes and more, please visit https://EvolutionTalk.com ..read more
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One Cell's Junk
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
2w ago
For decades, ever since we first began to study and understand our cell’s biology and the coding sequences of DNA, we saw bits and pieces that didn’t seem to make sense.  Strings of DNA that didn’t appear to do anything at all. It appears, they do quite a lot. Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy. For show notes and more, please visit https://EvolutionTalk.com Written, Produced, & Narrated by: Rick Coste ..read more
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Orthogenesis
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
3w ago
In 1893, the German zoologist Wilhelm Haacke published  Design and Inheritance. In it, Haacke introduced the concept oforthogenesis.  According to Haacke, changes in organisms are directed toward pefection.   Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy. For show notes and more, please visit https://EvolutionTalk.com Written, Produced, & Narrated by: Rick Coste ..read more
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Gone Forever
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
1M ago
Consider this episode a memorial to the millions of extinct animals that once walked the earth long before we inherited it.  Like fragments of novels and poems that have been found over the years, hinting at what might have been, we have fossils and shards of bones to tell us what once was. Evolution Talk is also a book! You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy. For show notes and more, please visit https://EvolutionTalk.com Written, Produced, & Narrated by: R ..read more
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The Immortal Gene
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
1M ago
In 1976, British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins publised The Selfish Gene.  It made exactlty the splash he’d intended, but people were confused. How can genes be selfish?   For show notes and more, please visit https://EvolutionTalk.com Written, Produced, & Narrated by: Rick Coste ..read more
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Eureka Moments
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
1M ago
Great idea don't spring out of a vacuum, but they do sometimes seem to.  In this episode we take a look at a few.   For show notes and more, please visit https://EvolutionTalk.com Written, Produced, & Narrated by: Rick Coste ..read more
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Evolution Talk - The Book
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
1M ago
Evolution Talk - the book is now available at your local bookstore! If you love the show, and have listened to the last 100 episodes this book is for you.  If you’re a student, or want to learn more about evolution by natural selection it’s the perfect introduction.  If you’re a teacher, your class will love it. Just like the show, it’s meant to be accessible and easy to grasp. You can find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others on the front page of EvolutionTalk.com, or call your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy ..read more
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The Eggplant of Life
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
1M ago
What came first, the chicken or the egg?  It's an age old question.  How about another one?  What stored genetic information first?  DNA or RNA?   For show notes and more, please visit https://EvolutionTalk.com Written, Produced, & Narrated by: Rick Coste ..read more
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Bringing Back the Mammoth
Evolution Talk
by Rick Coste
2M ago
Colossal Biosciences hopes to reintroduce the wooly mammoth to the world, thosands of years after the last one walked the earth.  If successful they will have paved the way for a "de-extinction pipeline" for other lost species.   For show notes and more, please visit https://EvolutionTalk.com Written, Produced, & Narrated by: Rick Coste   ..read more
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