SABERTOOTH EMPIRE - Smilodon & Ancient Big Cats ~ with LARISA DESANTIS
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by Mark @evolution_soup
2M ago
DR LARISA DESANTIS is a conservation biologist at Vanderbilt University and vertebrate paleontologist in the department of biological sciences. Larisa studies fossil mammals as a way of determining how they responded to ancient climate change. MARK from Evolution Soup talks all things sabertooth cat with Larisa, delving into the various species that boast impressive sabers, how we know what they ate ... and why they went extinct. #sabertooth #bigcats #smilodon Original YouTube Video Interview: https://bit.ly/3qChXri LINKS FOR LARISA DESANTIS: SITE: The DeSantis DREAM Lab - https://www ..read more
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What Creationists Fear Most About Evolution ~ with Dr. Eugenie Scott
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by Dr Eugenie Scott @EugenieCScott
3M ago
DR EUGENIE SCOTT is a retired university professor known for working against the teaching of Young Earth Creationism and ID – so-called ‘Intelligent Design’ - in schools... and is the founding Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education. MARK from Evolution Soup talks to Dr Scott from her home in California about her beginnings, the Kitzmiller vs Dover trial, and what exactly it is that creationists fear about evolution itself. Link to Video version of this interview: https://youtu.be/cgDQRTXssTw #evolution #creationism #science LINKS FOR DR. EUGENIE SCOTT: Twitter: @E ..read more
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How Homo Erectus Took Over the World ~ with DR KAREN BAAB
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by Dr Karen Baab - karenbaab.com
4M ago
They were the most successful hominids of all time, existing on earth for almost two million years and leaving fossil evidence across much of the globe. From Africa to the Caucasus to the Far East, Homo erectus travelled far and left an indelible mark on prehistory. DR KAREN BAAB is a biological anthropologist studying human evolution at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, USA.  Her main areas of research are the evolutionary history of Plio-Pleistocene Homo and what the shape of their skulls can tell us. MARK from Evolution Soup welcomes Dr Baab back to talk all things Homo ere ..read more
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Neanderthals - Our Kindred Spirits ~ with REBECCA WRAGG SYKES
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by REBECCA WRAGG SYKES @LeMoustier
4M ago
Were neanderthals just dumb brutes waiting for extinction? The latest research says they were anything but dimwitted. They had culture, forethought, and emotion - just like us. REBECCA WRAGG SYKES is a palaeolithic archaeologist and honorary fellow at the University of Liverpool, specialising in Neanderthals. She is co-founder of the Trowelblazers website, celebrating women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists through the ages, and the author of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art. MARK from Evolution Soup talks to Rebecca about neanderthal history, biology, and technol ..read more
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Life from Non Life - How Evolution Powers Everything ~ Professor LEE CRONIN
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by Prof Lee Cronin @leecronin
6M ago
The search for the origin of life is nothing new. Abiogenesis - life from non life - has fascinated and frustrated science for countless years. But what if we've been going about it the wrong way? PROFESSOR LEE CRONIN holds the Regius chair of chemistry at the University of Glasgow. His primary interests are in the creation of artificial lifeforms using inorganic chemistry. MARK from Evolution Soup talks to Lee about his 'Inorganica' experiments, the nature of living things, why inorganic 'dead stuff' matters and - most importantly - why evolution is the engine that powers it all. #evolutio ..read more
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Humanity's Second Cousins - The Story of Paranthropus ~ with ALEXIS WILLIAMS
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by ALEXIS WILLIAMS @awilliams9772
8M ago
They lived along our ancestors and were very much like them - but then vanished from history. What is the story of the genus Paranthropus and its three fascinating species? ALEXIS WILLIAMS is a PhD student in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at George Washington University and studies the fossil record as a way of understanding the evolutionary history of the African hominin, Paranthropus. MARK from Evolution Soup talks with Alexis about this group of hominids, their amazingly huge teeth, and reasons why they may have gone extinct. LINKS FOR ALEXIS WILLIAMS: Got a q ..read more
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Marsupials: History & Mysteries ~ with ARIEL MARCY
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by ARIEL MARCY@aemarcy
9M ago
ARIEL MARCY - is an evolutionary biologist and educational game designer at the University of Queensland. During her PhD, Ariel will start to untangle the question of why marsupials are less diverse than placentals by studying Australian rodents. MARK from Evolution Soup connects with Ariel from her home in Brisbane to talk marsupials, rodents, evo-devo ... and games! Ariel has created the educational game GO EXTINCT which teaches evolutionary relationships through a fun, Go Fish game experience. LINK TO ORIGINAL VIDEO INTERVIEW: https://youtu.be/bYMxZjqUn40 #evolution #marsupials #science ..read more
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Dire Wolves DNA Secrets ~ with ANGELA PERRI
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by ANGELA PERRI @arperri​
10M ago
Were the Dire Wolves seen on Game of Thrones simply myth? ANGELA PERRI BA (Hons), PhD is an archaeologist based at Durham University, UK. Her research focuses on the nature of human-environmental interactions by analyzing early relationships between humans, animals, climate, and landscapes. MARK from Evolution Soup discusses the reality of Dire Wolves - real carnivores that lived in the Americas from 250,000 years ago. How big were they? What canids were they related to? And what does a recent DNA study reveal about these fascinating extinct creatures? The answers may surprise you! #GOT​ #w ..read more
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An Atheist Archaeologist in the Bible Belt ~ with Mike Fitzmaurice
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by Mike Fitzmaurice @archaeology_gains
10M ago
What does a British atheist archaeologist encounter while trekking across the often evolution-phobic United States? MARK from Evolution Soup talks with MIKE FITZMAURICE from his home in Manchester, UK, about being an archaeology student, his walk across America, and encounters with creationists in the Bible Belt. **This video was originally recorded for Evolution Soup YouTube channel. Link to video here: http://bit.ly/2WoXc5P #archaeology #evolution #paleontology #darwin #science #paleoanthropology #creationism #kenthovind #hominids #lucy #neanderthals #homosapiens LINKS FOR MIKE FITZMAUR ..read more
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The Evolution of Morality ~ with Dr Oliver Scott Curry
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by Oliver Scott Curry @Oliver_S_Curry
10M ago
Interview with evolutionary anthropologist, Dr Oliver Scott Curry. DR OLIVER SCOTT CURRY is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford. He has tested this theory of ‘morality as cooperation’ by means of a comprehensive cross-cultural survey of moral values. MARK from Talk Beliefs & Evolution Soup catches up with Dr Curry at the London School of Economics Library, and asks about how morals, ethics, & altruism could have come about via evolutionary means, rather than a God handing down a series of Commandments. LINK TO ORIGINA ..read more
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