CFI LA sources

I’m taking a shortcut in my talks at CFI LA: I’m going to flash a slide with a partial list of my sources for the ideas in the talk, and knowing that there is no way anyone will be able to scribble them all down even if intensely interested, I’m posting them here ahead of time. Your carpal tunnel will thank me.

Crow JF (1989) Some possibilities for measuring selection intensities in Man. Human Biology 61:5/6.
Futuyma D (2009) Evolution, 2d edition. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.
Gould SJ (2002) The Structure of Evolutionary Theory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Gould SJ, Lewontin RC (1979) The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 205(1161):581-98.
Koonin EV (1012) The Logic of Chance. FT Press.
Lewontin RC (2002) The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism, and Environment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Lloyd EA (2005) The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Lynch M (2007) The frailty of adaptive hypotheses for the origins of organismal complexity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104 Suppl 1:8597-604
Ohta T (1973) Slightly deleterious mutant substitutions in evolution. Nature. 246(5428):96-8.
West-Eberhard MJ (2003) Developmental Plasticity and Evolution. Oxford University Press.

Go read them all now.


  1. Rich Woods says

    I would have read them — honest! — except it’s my eyesight and not my carpal tunnel I’m worried about.

  2. Sili says

    Even I just snap a picture of the slides, if I’m interested. Does anyone really write anymore?

  3. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Typo alert: Koonin (2012).
    Which looks like the most interesting of the lot to my tastes.

    Nobody makes offerings to Tpyos here. No, enver.
    Actually, it is interesting book. I’m wading my way through it while waiting in doctor’s offices. Got to the chapter on multi-cellular organisms, where the size of the genome explodes. But not all is active, and the ratio gets smaller with time. Take that ENCODE.

  4. says

    I ordered Gould’s Structure of Evolutionary theory and had to go all the way in to town to collect it. It was too big for the postie to fit on his bike.