great slides john...wish I could have heard the lecture. Please bring it to nyc soon thanks steve
These are great John!
I have a question about the "no such thing as a Darwinist" slide. While I understand that stance regarding our current debates about ID/creationism, do you extend it to the past as well? Do you believe that "Darwinist" is not a useful label to attach to historical figures or debates?
If someone asks me (and pays my way), I'll go!
Yes. "Darwinism" and "Darwinist" have meaning only as historical entities. I make that point in the talk. Use of them today - usually by anti-evolutionists - is largely a pejorative.
Very nice John! Where may I ask is slide 61 from? I made a poster of that to hang in my lab, but I neglected to write down the source
Quite a few familiar images there.
I've used that phylogenetic image, too. It's by David Hillis, Derreck Zwickil and Robin Gutell at the University of Texas, but I can't now get to the original source -- apparently their server is down. The Google cache of the press release about it is here.