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Hi guys! Here are some of what I consider to be the best YouTube videos where you can easily learn about evolution from. Do well to read the sources in the "description" section of all the videos.

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#science #evolution #naturalselection #intelligentdesign #knowledge
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"Most of the things that differ from the past will shortly die. The more they differ, the sooner they will die."

@SimonDeDeo of SFI & @CarnegieMellon on the linear correlation of #novelty & #transience - aka, "Why you mostly listen to the same songs over and over" - at #CSSS19:
"It's true that new things die. It's also true that is you want to be very very big, be new."

@SimonDeDeo of SFI & @CarnegieMellon on successful #novelty & hopeful #monsters in #evolution, #innovation, & #investment - aka, "Either be really boring, or be Beethoven" - at #CSSS19:
"#Revolutions are not just about ideas, they're about #information management. You can't just run a #revolution in a seminar room."

"The stranger your speech is, the more likely people are to just nod & move on."

@SimonDeDeo on topic modelling #revolutionary speech at #CSSS19:
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"If I were to write a textbook on #complexity, it would be structured like this..."
- SFI Pres David Krakauer starts off this morning at #CSSS19 #CSSS at @IAIASantaFe

#error #adaptation #universality #coarsegrained #math #theory
"If you talk about #intelligence and #stupidity, you talk about #communication and #policy. That is the natural place to start."

"If you've ever written a Lokta-Volterra #equation, you've drawn a perpetual motion machine. There's no #dissipation."

- SFI President David Krakauer
"Why #God is a bad #theory: it's not because it's not true; it's because it uses an infinite-dimensional process to explain low-dimensional phenomena."

- SFI President David Krakauer at #CSSS19 on #Ockham's Razor & why #Darwin's animal breeding metaphor backfired on #evolution
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Let’s talk about #Evolution. We’ve all had that dispute with a #Creationist that uses any desperate measure to attempt to prove intelligent design over Evolution.

There are modern day examples of how Evolution works and I will explore several of them.
Part 1: Human Evolution

Vestigial traits are examples of leftover muscles that Evolution has kept in some humans. Everyone knows someone who can move their ears, but can you? These muscles are auricle & are found in Dogs/Cats & are used to direct ears towards sounds.
The human brain is shrinking, and one theory suggests that a smaller brain is more efficient, and is gradually being rewired to work faster & take up less room. Is the brain shrinking to solve problems, and inhibit violent traits?
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#kzoo2019 well @WestPoint_USMA were so anxious to talk, they just started on their own at 1328 sharp! Prof Rogers explains his cadets' "mission control center" or laboratory for #Military #History, working 8+ hrs/day on #medieval chronicles' paleography to #data mine 100yrs' war
Specifically looking for artillery information in skirmishes and sieges, to find what on the "laundry list" of sieges leads to #failure vs #success according to the #Database the cadets @WestPoint_USMA built collaboratively for the late #medieval & early #Renaissance. #kzoo2019
A small sample of the +90,000 #data entries - first up is Cadet Liam Kane with his findings on waging war by sieges vs by battles... taking #medieval #Military #History from generalizations to specifically-defined quantities... 47 battles to 134 sieges! #kzoo2019
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It's all @kelvy_bird 's fault, haha ! Her book made me try to map a four-fold unified evolutionary scene: the #evolution of Life, means, ends & the #sustainability discipline/#metrics. Yes, I know it needs to be improved. #generativescribing in Plato's cave
@kelvy_bird LEFT: Let me explain what came to my mind, while trying to draw this . The left side obviously is about #Spirit, #God or the #Creator and it was @TimFreke who made me aware that we are now entering a next evolutionary stage: the development & story of #soul.
@kelvy_bird @TimFreke UPPER: For me it's a #Maturity Model of #Stewardship for our vital #capital resources. With our egoistic human nature, we depleted (as usual) our capital resources. #Sustainability marked the barrier in context & #Regeneration is all about (re)paying our debt
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Yay we are go! @ryanfseipke introducing the best #microbio19 session 'The biological and chemical tales of the antibiotic makers' on behalf of fellow organizers @kate_duncan @lore_fermar and myself and invite all session delegates to social from 9pm onwards in The Dirty Onion pub
First speaker of the best #microbio19 session is @MattHutchings10 on #antbiotics
.@MattHutchings10: covers 10years of amzing chemical ecology and (micro)biology, with multilevel multitrophic interactions #Microbio19
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Ready for tomorrow and my first sessions of @SkypeScientist ! Looking forward to chatting, not with 1 , but 6 classes of middleschoolers! Send all the good vibes (and waves) my way for a good internet connection all day!

#scicomm #outreach
The morning started well with 2 different sessions with 2 classes of 7th graders from North Carolina @chowan_middle . Getting really cool questions about how it is to be a #scientist , why I chose to do what I do and how much I get to decide what I study.
#SkypeAScientistMarathon
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FIRST UP: #8 seed Springhare (Rodentia: Pedetes capanesis) vs #9 seed Jackrabbit (Lagomorpha: Lepus californicus) #2019MMM
Why are these 2 species in the Jump Jump division? They're highly adapted for saltatorial, or jumping, locomotion. In fact, Springhares belong to the rodent family Pedetidae, which is Greek for "leaper or dancer" #2019MMM
Although rodents & lagomorphs are closely related (last shared a common ancestor ~80 million years ago; timetree.org), the adaptations that Springhares & Jackrabbits have for jumping evolved independently #2019MMM
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And we are fashionably late here in Israel. #zman #bnei #akiva #AWSSummit
Here we start - #snark #on #AWSSummit
Only 10000+ customers using #sagemaker - I would have expected a minimum of 10,001+ #AWSSummit
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Aujourd’hui nous allons vous présenter des évènements dont nous sommes devenus les acteurs #bénévolat. Cela nous permet de gagner en expérience professionnelle.
On peut citer par exemple : la @sgamejamgre, @pintofscienceFR, @FestivalTransfo et @EgaliteSciences 😍
Mais en quoi peut on être utile pour ces évènements? #novices #evolution
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(1/n) It's time for our first monthly review of 2019! We have had a fun January at @IndiaBioscience and here are a few #highlights
(2/n) We began a new season of our #podcast series called 'Crafting your Career'. This season will focus on the ecosystem of science careers in India. You can listen to the first episode here - indiabiospeaks.libsyn.com/cyc-01-introdu… #careerdevelopment #sciencecareers #craftingyourcareer
(3/n) The second episode in our #podcast series discusses the best ways to identify our own skills, interests and values and using the knowledge so gained to make an informed career decision indiabiospeaks.libsyn.com/crafting-your-…
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The water in the pipeline cannot fix the leaks. Contrary to the advice #WomenInSTEM & #POCinSTEM receive, we cannot actually #leanin to solving the problem of #genderbias & #racialbias in #STEM & #academia. Thanks to @NatureEcoEvo & @RoinnAnLuisigh for this chance to say this. 1/
A few months ago, @Nature published a piece with advice on how senior women can confront #genderbias. While the advice contained therein was useful, the title was enraging. nature.com/articles/d4158…. 2/
It led me to rage tweet a thread of statistics on #genderbias in #STEM, and that thread blew up And then I got incredibly lucky when @RoinnAnLuisigh offered me the opportunity to turn it into a column. Working with her was AMAZING! 1000% fantastic 3/
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V. thought provoking seminar today @TRI_info by Prof John Huss entitled ‘Ecological medicine & medical ecology’. Discussed were ecological strategies for #coral remediation and the #microbiome. But more interesting was unpacking the #philosophy of biological research!.... (1/12)
The field of microbiome #research is still very young, and it’s hard to get a handle on what is established and where exactly the field will progress (2/12)
However, there seem to be two different concepts thrown around when people talk about the microbiome:
a) Micro-biome: a biome of microbes, an ecological conception.
b) Microbi-ome: the microbial genome, a molecular conception.
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If you're interested in #legalhistory, intellectual history or the uses of concepts across the boundary between law and history, here's an interesting story about @OWHolmes and #evolution for you. 1/14
The intellectual and moral failures of the 19th concept of evolution can largely be attributed to a fundamental contradiction between a teleological optimism and a materialist indeterminism. 2/14
On the one hand, based on a vague knowledge of Darwin's account of natural selection, people understood evolution to be a process of adaptation to environment, in accordance with the motto 'survival of the fittest.' 3/14
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At the 2014 #TetZooCon - that's the first one ever - I spoke about Speculative Zoology, or Speculative Evolution, or whatever. And here I'm going to tweet some of what I said... The cover slide shows awesome #Squamozoic art by @alaskanime plus a Night stalker and a .. a.. well..
Evolution is real and animals have a past; therefore they also have a future, something we can take seriously. And many authors have... #TetZooCon
There's already a whole genre of 'alternative history' fiction, variously called AH, allohistory or Uchronia. Ideas about alternative or parallel timelines. And the idea is in mainstream fiction... #TetZooCon
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NEXT UP: 7th seeded Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) vs 10th seeded Delhi Rhesus (aka, Rhesus Monkey or Rhesus Macaque; Macaca mulatta) #2018MMM
Erethizon dorsatum are the 2nd largest rodents in North America (1st place goes to beavers), weighing anywhere between 5-14 kg (23-64 stoats #stoatsasmeasurement) #2018MMM
When we think porcupines, we think quills, right? Quills & spines have evolved multiple, independent times across the mammal tree of life as a defense strategy & are excellent examples of convergent #evolution (see the hedgehog battle) (animaldiversity.org/collections/sp…) #2018MMM
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