26 - Evolutionary Biology with John McCormack


Celebrate your lucky mutations with an episode about natural selection, agonizing boat trips, redemption stories, olde timey inter-family marriages, how much money you can make playing videos games, finch beaks, whether or not cave men are kinda hot and how to live on a small island with your soulmate. Evolutionary biologist and the director of the Moore Lab of Zoology, John McCormack, chats about all things evolution and gives Alie a new appreciation for how genetic blips can be hidden strengths.

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Some links which you may find useful:

Creationism vs. Evolution: not a thing I touched on at all

Carl Sagan, explaining evolution 

Darwin’s dad’s shade

Dr. Nancy Moran, aphid hero

Linnean taxonomy

Darwins beloved finches

The Grants: couple goals

March of Progress: Oops not really

Parodies of the ape mural

Who would you bone?

WTH are histones

Newreel music that is fun to put in your podcast as long as you credit it

Ah man, poor Larmarck

Phylo LIFESAVING GENETIC video game by McGill

More about Phylo

Tree of Life, not just a weird Brad Pitt movie

Erotic whales, yes we said erotic 

Whale songs — sexy as hell 

Work less, FFS

Goth condor

More goth condors


Alie Ward