Telling the Story of Molecular Convergent Evolution – A Review of The Tangled Tree by David Quammen

I have just read David Quammen’s The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life (2019). It is a beautifully written book on molecular phylogenetics. Quammen has written over a dozen books on the life sciences, and he is a great storyteller and science journalist. I have only a limited amount of training in more →

Evolution, Development, and Complexity (EDU Satellite Conference at CCS17)

We are happy to announce the EDU community’s next academic meeting,  Evolution, Development, and Complexity 2017, a full-day satellite meeting on 20 Sept 2017, at the Conference on Complex Systems 2017. CCS17 runs for six days, 17-22 Sept, and is the leading gathering of complexity science scholars in the more →

Cosmic Convergent Evolution (CCE), Part I

“…science is impelled by two main factors, technological advance and a guiding vision (overview). A properly balanced relationship between the two is key to the successful development of a science: without the proper technological advances, the road ahead is blocked. Without a guiding vision, there is no road more →