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HBES Interview Series - Pete Richerson
This Pioneers of HBES series video features Peter J. Richerson, who pioneered the study of cultural evolution. His quest has developed and become intertwined with multilevel selection theory.
Adaptability vs  Resilience
What is the difference between adaptability and resilience?
Learning From the Octopus
What We Can Learn From Natural Adaptive Systems.

Rafe Sagarin

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Our breath catches and we jump in fear at the sight of a snake. We pause and marvel at the sublime beauty of a sunrise. These reactions are no accident; in fact, many of our human responses to nature are steeped in our deep evolutionary past. >>Read More
Post: May 15, 2014 5:25 am, Source: TVOL  Comments (0) Views (3594)
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Our Stone Age brains never had or needed a way to process written symbolic language. Subsequent adaptations in neural architecture has us processing written language as if it is a physical object in space, which naturally leads to the contemporary way we use written words and the effects they have on our memories and psyches. Ferris Jabr makes a nice connection between the spatial arrangement of words on paper and a map. >>Read More
Post: February 7, 2014 3:41 am, Source: TVOL Exclusive  Comments (1) Views (9225)
HBES Interview Series - Pete Richerson
This Pioneers of HBES series video features Peter J. Richerson, who pioneered the study of cultural evolution. His quest has developed and become intertwined with multilevel selection theory. >>Read More
Post: January 9, 2014 11:07 am, Source:   Comments (0) Views (5982)
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“A lot of biologists are really interested in how animals are going to deal with changes in their environments,” said biologist Emilie Snell-Rood of the University of Minnesota. “Humans are creating all these totally new environments compared to what they’ve seen in evolutionary history.” >>Read More
Post: August 22, 2013 1:37 pm, Source: Wired   Comments (0) Views (911)
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At the very least, we should stop pretending that living the way we do now is ‘normal’ for humans, just as we are starting to realize that there’s nothing normal about an orca living among strangers in a pool and forced to do ridiculous tricks in front of thousands of screaming kids to get food. >>Read More
Post: August 19, 2013 2:58 pm, Source: TVOL Exclusive  Comments (0) Views (1610)
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The article is set up as a detective story, and indeed some great environmental detective work by toxicologists like Melissa A. Miller helped establish the linkage between mass fatalities of marine mammals and these land-based pathogens, but it’s now become an evolution story. >>Read More
Post: August 12, 2013 8:14 am, Source: TVOL Exclusive  Comments (0) Views (906)
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Given that digital information is more central than ever, it's worrisome that the history of data security is littered with failure. Organizations seeking to be better prepared for and more resilient in response to information threats may want to draw on a far larger and older source of lessons on information security — the 3.5 billion year history of life. >>Read More
Post: June 7, 2013 1:42 pm, Source: Harvard Business Review  Comments (0) Views (1248)

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