New York Academy of Sciences Podcast
December 11, 2009
Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, psychologist Paul Ekman, and anthropologist Terrence Deacon tell us how Charles Darwin has influenced science and their personal careers.
View the Thirteen WNET video of this event here.
In a re-broadcast from 2007, Daniel Dennett, philosopher and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, describes the evolution of human culture, which he says is a "second information highway," swifter and more reliable than genetic transmission.
Geneticist Sean Carroll, author of The Making of the Fittest, elucidates how DNA can provide a record of evolution by so-called "fossilized genes." In a lecture at the American Museum of Natural History, he explains how DNA can reveal expressed traits that have been lost, gained, and modified throughout time.
British evolutionary biologist and popular science book author Richard Dawkins argues that a life of scientific truth precludes the belief in any divine power.
Listen in to a discussion with writer Jim Holt, philosophers David Z. Albert and Hans Halvorson, and science writer Kate Becker about the realms where physics and philosophy intersect.
The Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine and the Academy bring together patients, regulators, manufacturers, journalists, and experts to debate the difficult ethical issues surrounding “compassionate use” of pre-approved medicines.
Featuring cosmologist Neil Weiner, string theorist Eva Silverstein, and physicist Vijay Balasubramanian, with moderation from philosopher of science Jill North, this podcast explores what the future holds for physics.