how evolutionary theory develops

I’ve just come across an excellent post by evolutionary biologist Massimo Pigliucci, talking about how evolutionary theory has developed since the ‘modern synthesis’ was set out. (And of course, the modern synthesis was an advance on Darwin’s orginal theory of natural selection as the agent of descent with modification – science changes as it accommodates […]

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advice to young scientists

OK, while I’m between conferences (was at AWIS, attending Scicon from tomorrow), here is the promised blog. It’s basically a series of notes I wrote while listening to one of the inspirational speakers at the AWIS conference, Jilly Evans – a New Zealander who now runs a biotech company in the US. Here’s what Jilly […]

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Why Scholarship is hard work

I'm a bit pressed for time at the moment & thought I'd re-post this one – although it probably reiterates what your teachers have already told you about doing lots of reading around the subject!  You've probably found by now that preparing for Scholarship exams involves (among other things) an awful lot of reading. I was reading an […]

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