Evolution and Extinction
Tom Sutcliffe with Jules Pretty on extinction, Andreas Wagner on evolution's greatest puzzle, Ruth Padel on learning from animals and Chris Stringer on lost human species.
Tom Sutcliffe discusses evolution and extinction with Jules Pretty, who's been travelling to meet "enduring people in vanishing lands" and is concerned about their future; with Andreas Wagner on solving what he calls evolution's greatest puzzle - how can random mutations over a mere 3.8 billion years solely be responsible for eyeballs; poet Ruth Padel on what we can learn from animals and Chris Stringer who's been looking at ancient human occupation of Britain and how homo sapiens may have driven other humans to extinction.
Andreas Wagner is Professor in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich.
Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle is published by Oneworld.
Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
The Edge of Extinction: Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands is published by Cornell University Press.
|Interviewed Guest||Jules Pretty|
|Interviewed Guest||Andreas Wagner|
|Interviewed Guest||Ruth Padel|
|Interviewed Guest||Chris Stringer|