Videos and audio of Lectures and related events

Introducing Darwin
Provost Paul Ludden talks about SMU's year-long celebration of the legacy of naturalist Charles Darwin and his impact on Ludden's life.
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Focus on Teaching Evolution
Barbara Forrest, an expert on the intelligent design movement, spoke on "Why Texans Shouldn't Let Creationists Mess With Science Education" on Nov. 11, 2008.
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A History of Earth's Formation
Dr. Richard Carlson, a pioneer in the study of the geologic evolution of the Earth, spoke at SMU on Nov. 12, 2008, as SMU's 2008 Hamilton Visiting Scholar.
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The Evolution of Desire
Evolutionary Psychologist David Buss spoke at SMU on Jan. 26, 2009, about the evolution of the ways that men and women pursue each other.
See Part 1 and Part 2 of the lecture.
The Everyday Practice of Science
Fred Grinnell, author and professor of cell biology, gave a seminar on "Everyday Practice of Science" on Feb. 12, 2009.
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What Darwin's Theory of Evolution Means to Me
SMU student researcher Christina Paulson talks about the impact of Darwin's theory on her life and work as part of a celebration of his 200th birthday.
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Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion
National Medal of Science winner Francisco Ayala spoke on Feb. 20, 2009, about his new book, Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion.
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Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species
Biologist Sean B. Carroll, who uses DNA from modern animals to study evolution, spoke at SMU about his latest book on evolution on March 5, 2009.
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Methodist Perspectives on Darwin and Creation
Theodore Walker Jr. of SMU's Perkins School of Theology spoke on “Methodist Perspectives on Darwin and Creation Through Evolution” on March 7, 2009.
See Part 1 and Part 2 of the lecture.
What Darwin Found Convincing
William Durham of Stanford University spoke at SMU on April 6, 2009, on "What Darwin Found Convincing: A New Look at His Human and Non-Human Data."
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Darwin and Intelligent Design
Elliot Sober of the University of Wisconsin—Madison, author of Evidence and Evolution - The Logic Behind the Science, spoke on April 13, 2009.
See Part 1 and Part 2 of the lecture.
Evolution and the Problem of Heritability
Ron Wetherington, an archaeologist at SMU, spoke at a September 12 faculty symposium on evolution about "Evolution and the Problem of Heritability."
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Amber Lizards and Snakes with Legs: Paleontology at SMU
Louis Jacobs, a vertebrate paleontologist at SMU, spoke at a September 12 faculty symposium on evolution about paleontology at SMU.
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Evolution of Gene Families and Effects on Modern Medicine
John Wise of SMU's Biological Sciences Department spoke at a September 12 faculty symposium on evolution about the evolution of genes. 
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Science’s Impact on Ideas of the Actor
Rhonda Blair, a theater professor, spoke at a September 12 faculty symposium on evolution about "Science’s Impact on Ideas of the Actor"
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Are Humans Still Evolving?
Robert K. Moyzis, former director of the Center for Human Genome Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, spoke on September 20, 2009.
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Evolution, Intelligent Design & the Courts
Listen to Judge John Jones (left), Paula Apsell and Laurie Lebo talk about the Dover, Pa., case with KERA's Krys Boyd on Sept. 24, 2009.
Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial
A panel discussion on the legal, ethical and journalistic issues surrounding the making of NOVA’s documentary film, Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial. Participants include John E. Jones, the federal judge who barred a Dover, Pa., public school district in 2005 from teaching "intelligent design"; Paula Apsell, NOVA producer of the documentary; plaintiff's council Eric Rothschild; and Laurie Lebo, author of The Devil in Dover.
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Why the evolution of humans is inevitable"
Simon Conway Morris, Professor of Evolutionary Paleobiology at the University of Cambridge, is renowned for his insights into early evolution and his studies of paleobiology. See the lecture given on Jan. 29, 2010.