A Tale of Two Evolutionary Processes with Rita Colwell

This View of Life | 25 August 2020 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rita Colwell about her book A Lab of Her Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science. Tells two evolutionary stories. The first is the story of her career studying microbial genetic evolution, including diseases such as cholera and anthrax, and serving as Director of the National Science Foundation. The second is the story of cultural evolution and the lack thereof, such as entrenched sexism in science and the reluctance of the medical establishment to embrace new ideas.

Peter Richerson: Morality from an Evolutionary Perspective

This View of Life | 13 August 2020 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter J. Richerson discussing morality from an evolutionary perspective. Draws on his book Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution, co-authored with Robert Boyd.

Peter Gray on Education as a Biological Phenomenon

This View of Life | 21 October 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Gray about his book Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. Applies an evolutionary perspective to education, arguing for child-lead learning on the grounds that children are evolved to learn what they need to know by imitating adults.