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Radical Atheist Conversion + Evolution 3.0

Meet my very special guest, Mr. Richard Morgan. For 25 years he was a card-carrying atheist and flaming Richard Dawkins fan. Born in the UK, living in France, he came to Chicago for this event. Read more »

Evolution in Sharp Focus: Lucent Technologies

Perry Marshall’s Biological Evolution talk at Alcatel-Lucent

Recorded live at Lucent’s Corporate Engineering Center

Naperville Illinois, April 14 2011

This is my 3rd biology talk at Lucent (Parts 1&2 here). Read more »

Engineering Insights of Bugs, Geckos and Robots

Robert Full is a professor at the University of California-Berkeley. He studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build the perfect “distributed foot” for tomorrow’s robots, based on nature’s engineering.

In this video he describes the remarkable features of insect and animal legs, and shows you a robot built based on these same principles:

Enjoy!

Perry Marshall

The Mathematics of DNA

Imagine that someone gives you a mystery novel with an entire page ripped out.page_ripped_out2

And let’s suppose someone else comes up with a computer program that reconstructs the missing page, by assembling sentences and paragraphs lifted from other places in the book.

Imagine that this computer program does such a beautiful job that most people can’t tell the page was ever missing.

DNA does that.

In the 1940’s, the eminent scientist Barbara McClintock damaged parts of the DNA in corn maize. To her amazement, Read more »

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