My new blog post, published today at Yalebooks.com, explores the question of whether culture has replaced natural selection in contemporary human evolution. Has Culture Replaced Natural Selection?
In this podcast, I discuss how modernization is affecting human evolution.
I was interviewed by The Houston Chronicle’s Kim McGuire about my book, Future Humans. Here is the transcript of our conversation: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/planet-texas/article/Rice-University-evolutionary-biologist-offers-10415347.php
Will colonizing Mars save our species– or set the stage for a new one? My latest piece in Nautilus explores how establishing permanent human settlements on Mars might affect the future of human evolution. http://nautil.us/issue/41/selection/the-martians-are-comingand-theyre-human/
Last week I was a guest on KERA radio’s program Think where I was interviewed by guest host Lauren Silverman. Check out the interview here: The Evolving Science Of Human Evolution
I was interviewed last week about Future Humans on our wonderful local radio station, KUHF 88.7 FM’s show Houston Matters with host Craig Cohen. You can listen to the interview here: What Will Humans Look Like in the Future?
In honor of H.G. Wells‘ 150th birthday, I wrote a guest piece for the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences Beyond Bones blog. Check it out here!
I will be speaking about my book, Future Humans at the Explorers Club headquarters in New York City on January 30, 2017. Information and tickets are available through the Explorers Club website: https://explorers.org/events/detail/public_lecture_series_with_scott_solomon
EBIO 327 (Biological Diversity) is one of three courses featured on Rice Center for Teaching Excellence’s new Teaching Studio Gallery! Check it out here: http://cte.rice.edu/teachingstudio/2016/2/18/bioblitz-in-the-big-thicket-national-preserve
I will be giving a presentation hosted by the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists in Rosenberg, TX on Nov 3. I’ll be speaking about the future of human evolution, the topic of my new book, Future Humans. The event is free and open to the public. http://txmn.org/coastal/event/at-chapter-meeting-the-future-of-human-evolution/