Video: My Book Talk at the San Francisco Public Library

I recently completed a small book tour through California promoting Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals and the San Francisco Public Library shot a high-quality video of the talk. I’m really happy with how this turned out, except that the Q and A was cut off. There were some VERY insightful questions and a … More Video: My Book Talk at the San Francisco Public Library

In Defense of Lamarck: Historical, Philosophical, and Biological Vindication of Evolution’s First Big Idea

Despite being one of the most influential of the early modern biologists and having crucially paved the way for Darwin, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck has mostly gone down in history for being wrong. His theory of “use and disuse” as a mechanism for evolution was roundly rejected and is often presented in introductory biology textbooks as totally misguided and even … More In Defense of Lamarck: Historical, Philosophical, and Biological Vindication of Evolution’s First Big Idea

What I’ve been up to while this blog’s been quiet

With the great things I’m sure you’re reading, I doubt you’ve noticed that The Human Evolution Blog has been pretty quiet the past few months. I’m working on the next post and hope to get it up soon, but I wanted to share some of the other writing I’ve been doing lately: In August, I wrote this … More What I’ve been up to while this blog’s been quiet