Tonight we'll be featuring our interview with evolutionary biologist Dr. Mark Pagel. The audio of the interview will be posted tonight in the show pages on ThinkAtheistRadio.com at 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern. I'll be updating that page at show time with a link to the show page. (See hereif you're unsure how best to listen to the show on the new site.) Consider purchasing Dr. Pagel’s new book, linked below, to thank him for taking the time out to join us and to support the show!
Dr. Mark Pagel heads the Evolution Laboratory in the Biology Department at the UK’s University of Reading. Working in the philosophy of biology, mind, and language, he answers questions such as “Why would humans have evolved language abilities that keep them from communicating with other humans?” His other work has involved using statistical methods to reconstruct features of dinosaur genomes and to make inferences about the ancestral features of genes and proteins. His talk at the TED Global 2011 conference in Edinburgh Scotland on how humanity has been transformed by language is a must watch. Dr. Pagel’s new book Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mindexplores 80,000 years of human evolutionary history to describe why our innate imperative to be a part of and contribute to the culture we were born into aided our survival and progress in the past and still influences us today. It is this subject that he joined us to discuss.
And certainly if you haven't already do make sure and check out our interview with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson!
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