Evolution Talk

Everything you wanted to know about evolution by natural selection in short, easy to digest, episodes. Hosted, and produced by writer Rick Coste.

https://evolutiontalk.com/podcast/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 13m. Bisher sind 95 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 22 hours 34 minutes

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A Bit of Astrobiology


How do we find life in a galaxy, or galaxies, far far away while sitting here on Earth? It’s not just by looking through telescopes or sending probes.  Those will tell us a few things, but not everything.  We need a multi-disciplinary...


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   12m
 
 

Carrion My Wayward Plant


A friend of mine recently poased a question on his podcast about carrion plants.  If you don't know what one is, the carrion plant emits an odor that is very similar to rotting flesh.This odor attracts flies which serve to pollinate the...


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   8m
 
 

Artificial Selection


We don’t know why dogs became man’s best friend, but we have some ideas.  And those ideas take us back anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 years ago.They are perhaps the perfect visual example when it comes to witnessing the power of the gene pool...


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 2021-03-30  12m
 
 

Meet LUCA


In this episode I want to introduce you to someone.  Actually, this someone is a thing, and this thing wiggled its way through life between two to four billion years ago. Listener, meet LUCA. Your Last Universal Common Ancestor. LUCA, meet your...


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 2021-03-09  11m
 
 

Cro-Magnon


As a kid I was fascinated by the idea of cavemen.  Of course, all I had to go on were a few porrply produced movies that depicted cavemen battling dinosaurs, which of course never happened.  I even owned an early plastic model of a...


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 2021-02-02  13m
 
 

The Cosmic Calendar


Many years ago, in 1977, astonomer and author Carl Sagan offered us the concept of a “Cosmic Calendar” in his book The Dragons of Eden.  It’s a fun thought experiment in which you take the entire hisrory of the universe, from the Big Bang...


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 2021-01-05  11m
 
 

Dating Fossils Again


It's time to look at fossil dating again!  The last episode mentioned two dating methods used to estimate how old the Homo Naledi bones found the Rising Star cave system might be. To do so, researchers used a Uranium-thorium method as well...


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 2020-12-22  12m
 
 

Homo Naledi 2020


Quite a few episodes back, I produced a show that looked at a new hominin species discovered in 2013. This history-changing discovery happened when paleoanthropologist Lee Berger, assisted by cavers Rick Hunter and Steve Tucker, explored the Rising...


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 2020-12-08  13m
 
 

Evolution Does Not Produce Perfection


Natural selection isn't perfect. It only cares that something works. If it works and is not harmful to its host, then that something is passed on.     For show notes and more, please visit Written, Produced, & Narrated by: Rick Coste


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 2020-11-24  11m
 
 

Is Evolution Random?


There is more than random mutations when it comes to evolution by natural selection. You also have to look at other variables outside of a genetic mutation. Variables such as the environment the organism lives in, the challenges it has to face, and...


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 2020-11-10  12m