Monday, June 27, 2011

Reith 1991 - Steve Jones: The Language of the Genes

The BBC has published 60 years' worth of audio archive and transcripts of the Reith Lectures including the lectures of eminent scientists, philosophers and intellectuals.

Hereby I brought together six-part lecture of geneticist Steve Jones.

The Lectures:
1. A Message From Our Ancestors
Geneticist Dr Steve Jones delivers his first Reith Lecture from his series entitled ‘The Language of the Genes’. He argues that while fossils and ancient myths preserve some limited truths about our origins, our genes hold a far more complete picture.

2. Change or Decay
Dr Steve Jones delivers his second Reith Lecture from his series entitled ‘The Language of the Genes’. He explores the importance of mutation in the development of individuals and species and explains how mutation leads to diversity and change, some good, some bad.

3. In God's Image
Dr Steve Jones delivers his third Reith Lecture from his series entitled ‘The Language of the Genes’. He explores the power and consequences of natural selection.

4. The Economics of Eden
Dr Steve Jones delivers his fourth Reith Lecture from his series entitled ‘The Language of the Genes’. He examines the correlation between genetic change and economic development and argues that social and economic changes produce many of the genetic patterns seen in the world today.

5. Cousins Under the Skin
Dr Steve Jones delivers his fifth Reith Lecture from his series entitled ‘The Language of the Genes’. He examines the limitations of biology in understanding human affairs and argues that the history of race illustrates more than anything else the way science can be used to support prejudice.

6. The Evolution of Utopia
Dr Steve Jones delivers his final Reith Lecture from his series entitled ‘The Language of the Genes’. He examines the long history of genetic engineering and argues that humans may be at the end of their evolutionary road; as near to our biological utopia as we’re ever likely to get.


File size: 82 MB
Format: mp3

http://www31.zippyshare.com/v/28679968/file.html
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3 comments:

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