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Dec 02 2013

Now you too can pretend you were at Skepticon this year

Here’s my talk on the Cambrian from Skepticon 6.

Oh, hey, I just realized I could post the content of that text-heavy slide I flashed, showing the sources I used. So here you go:

Web reviews from Donald Prothero, Nick Matzke, Larry Moran.

Briggs, D.E.G.; Fortey, R.A. (1989). The early radiation and relationships of the major arthropod groups. Science, 246(4927), 241-243.
Budd, G. E., and S. Jensen. 2000. “A critical reappraisal of the fossil record of the bilaterian phyla.” Biological Reviews 75:253-295.
Erwin D and Valentine J (2013). The Cambrian explosion : the construction of animal biodiversity. Greenwood Village, CO, Roberts and Company Publishers.
Marshall, Charles R. (2006). “Explaining the Cambrian ‘explosion’ of animals.” Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. 34: 355-384.
Smith MP, Harper DAT (2013) Causes of the Cambrian Explosion. Science 341:1355.
Long M, Betran E, Thornton K, Wang W (2003) The origin of new genes: glimpses from the young and old. Nature Rev Genet 4:865.
Knoll AH, Carroll SB (199) Early Animal Evolution: Emerging Views from Comparative Biology and Geology. Science 284:2129.
Erwin DH, Laflamme M, Tweedt SM, Sperling EA, Pisani D, Peterson KJ (2011) The Cambrian conundrum: early divergence and later ecological success in the early history of animals. Science. 334(6059):1091.
Peterson KJ, Dietrich MR, McPeek MA (2009) MicroRNAs and metazoan macroevolution: insights into canalization, complexity, and the Cambrian explosion. Bioessays. 31(7):736.

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  1. 1
    chigau (違う)

    No. I can’t.

  2. 2
    screechymonkey

    Can I stop the video partway through and pretend I was part of the pretend walkout? I’ve always wanted to be a brave hero!

  3. 3
    LykeX

    Pretty neat. Any chance you can post that reference to processes for generating new information with examples? I’d like to have that handy for beating down morons in the future.

  4. 4
    petrander

    This is an awesome talk! PZ, will you be posting the slides somewhere? They’re a bit unclear to see in the vid.

  5. 5
    cicely

    I got to see it live, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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  6. 6
    MJP

    Those stupid Youtube comments. They’re shitting on Atheism+ when the video has nothing to do with it.

  7. 7
    PDX_Greg

    Great talk! Meant to check out the 1st five minutes, and I’ve already watched your entire speech and the religious right war against women speech. Guess I’ll be working late tonight.

  8. 8
    rbh3

    LykeX wrote

    Any chance you can post that reference to processes for generating new information with examples? I’d like to have that handy for beating down morons in the future.

    I’d like it, too, please.

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