Monday, March 18, 2019
Science: The Rules of Earth (video)
Sean B. Carroll (Ri); Ellie Askew, Dhr. Seven, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Half of the Animals on Earth have disappeared since 1970The Rules that Govern Life on Earth with Sean B. Carroll
The Royal Institution, May 18, 2016
Evolutionary biologist Sean B. Carroll reveals how a few simple rules govern all life on earth, from the cells in our bodies to populations of animals on the Serengeti. Subscribe for science videos every week: bit.ly/Ri... Watch the Q&A that followed this talk: youtube.com... From revealing how inheritance works and developing evolutionary biology to manipulating viruses and bacteria to create products humans need, 20th century biology has been a revolution. In telling the stories of some of the greatest discoveries of 20th century biology, Sean B. Carroll reveals how a few simple rules govern all life on earth, from the cells in our bodies to populations of animals on the Serengeti. A talk to show you why modern biology holds the key to remedying our greatest medical and ecological challenges. Sean B. Carroll is an internationally-recognized evolutionary biologist whose research has centered on the genes that control animal body patterns and play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. He's also an award-winning author, educator, and executive producer as well as the Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin.
"I am able to approach the buddhas barefoot and undisturbed, my feet in wet grass, wet sand. Then the silence of the extraordinary faces. The great smiles. Huge and yet subtle. Filled with every possibility, questioning nothing, knowing everything, rejecting nothing, the peace not of emotional resignation but of the Madhyamika (Middle Way), of sunyata (emptiness), that has seen through every question without trying to discredit anyone or anything -- without refutation -- without establishing some other argument. For the doctrinaire, the mind that needs well-established positions, such peace, such silence, can be frightening."
-The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton