Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jared Diamond Lectures: The Great Leap Forward

Another brilliant Skeptic Society lecture by Jared Diamond, author of the best selling books The Third Chimpanzee and Guns, Germs, and Steel. Diamond explains his controversial theories about our evolution and "Great Leap" related to language phase.

The program presented by Michael Shermer.

File Size: 399 MB



Jon said...

I'm wondering about the difference between Jared Diamond's "Third Chimpanzee" and Richard Dawkins' "Fifth Ape" references. Are they essentially expressing the same idea?

Thanks readers!

the mad LOLscientist said...

Yup, same idea. In addition to the gorilla, Dawkins includes the gibbon, the "lesser ape."

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