At this year's Burning Man, four evolutionary biologists came together to discuss the deeper issues of evolution. Does it have a direction? Can we use it to inform social action? What form will it take if medicine conquers aging? The result was inspired discussion on the nature of our changing reality.
My first public science lecture, "Does Evolution Have A Direction" - followed by an extended conversation between myself and fellow biologists Cory Bishop, Jason Hodin, and Ruben Valas, can be downloaded for free (with plenty of post-game notes and links, if you care to go down the rabbit hole) click here.
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