Evolutionary Biologist and author Dr. Sean B. Carroll and I talk about his new book “Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventure in the Search for the Origins of Species”. Broadcast live Spring 2009, hear the 40 minute interview (below).
Have you heard of Evo Devo? If so, then you’ve probably read “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” by Dr. Sean B. Carroll, a captivating book describing the genetic tool kit that humans and animals share. His engaging narrative style and clear explanation for how developmental biology works is not only smart — but fun to read as well.
His new book, “Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species”, shows what a gifted story teller he really is. It will also convince anyone (get this book kids!) just how exciting, Indiana-Jones-style, adventuresome science can be.
Epic adventures is just what Von Humboldt, Darwin, Wallace, Bates and other naturalist explorers experienced. Carroll hand-picked 13 explorers for their courage, tenacity and ability to return to civilization with remarkable insights into how our world works.
Just as enthralling as the stories of 19th century explorers are the tales of current adventurers like Neil Shubin and Svante Paabo. Dr. Carroll’s admiration for his colleagues is very much in the 19th century spirit of acknowledging contributions from contemporaries.
His explanation of how current research in molecular biology connects with how scientists historically used morphology, shows there are vistas in science yet to be explored. We catch the excitement of watching it unfold from this master storyteller as the age of discovery continues.
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Dr. Sean B. Carroll is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a AAAS Fellow. He is also a Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an HHMI professor.
In this live, on-the-air interview with Sean Carroll, he explains how current research in molecular biology connects with history’s most famous intrepid scientists. We catch the excitement of watching it unfold from this master storyteller as our age of discovery continues.