#14: Another View of Evolution

IdeaLabs, PatreoniTunes

01:16 - Danny reads The Selfish Gene
03:33 - Georgi’s thoughts on the existentialists (Jean-Paul Sartre) 
04:16 - If life is meaningless—why continue?
04:40 - Darwin’s view of evolution
05:20 - Neo-Darwinism—invoking randomness
06:15 - “The central dogma of molecular biology”
07:44 - Lamarck—environment and acquired characteristics
09:08 - The Hayflick limit
09:18 - Alexis Carrel (link: http://on.fb.me/21dpVE7)
10:44 - August Weisman’s experiments
11:16 - Lamarck’s two laws
12:02 - Mexican cavefish (link: http://bit.ly/21dqFZL)
13:26 - Neo-darwinian rigidity
15:05 - Estrogen influences the genome
15:37 - A brief description of the cell
16:47 - Contradictions to the central dogma (e.g., gene jumping, horizontal gean transfer)
19:00 - ‘The genome is very fluid’
19:54 - ‘If the central dogma was true…’
20:39 - From genetics to epigenetics
20:55 - Inheriting fear—is it possible?
22:47 - SIRT1, (estrogenic) resveratrol, and longevity
25:00 - Genes are involved in a very complex network
26:09 - Barbara McClintock (link: http://on.fb.me/1Xdbal6)
28:09 - Cold War in Biology by Carl Lindegren
29:19 - Altruism is “disguised selfishness”?
32:58 - Environment and aesthetics
35:03 - The Authoritarians by Bob Altemeyer
35:39 - The human genome project failure
38:46 - Forcing competition results in degeneration
40:15 - Cooperation—our natural state?
41:51 - Aggression—low thyroid function in disguise?