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#"AAA.org & Darwin fans!" Astronomy, Evolution, Science, NYC Message Board › nothing to read yet? what the hell, try these 4 things i wrote:

nothing to read yet? what the hell, try these 4 things i wrote:

barry
user 3279183
Northampton, MA
Post #: 43
hey guys, i don't know if i can make it this month, and i haven't perused the magazines for reading material lately, but i thought maybe there are a few things on my blog that might be interesting to discuss:

1) These are notes i took on a textbook for evolutionary biology that pertain to the species problem, it has some examples, i think it's not too hard to understand, though it covers technical points ratheer thuroughly. i think i wrote it up for the evo group 4 years ago. it's about 7 pages.

http://blackskimmer.b...­

2) Here's 2 or 3 pages on a curious topic: how fire ants found new colonies. ants themselves are sometimes considered 'superorganisms' that is, natural selection maybe operates on teh whole colony rather than the individuals, hard to say. but these guys REALLY cooperate. unrelated ants from different nests help each other out. has interesting implications. i also mention some messy bits about different mutations and hybrids..

http://blackskimmer.b...­

3) If you want something REALLY simple (i recall some people wanted the oportunity to learn the basics), here's 7 pages (but with pictures) i wrote for a friend's daughter for her school chapter on genetics and life cycles. it has interesting implications for the mechanics of evolution. it makes conjectures for the utility of metamorphosis, alternation of generations, sexual reproduction, asexxual reproduction etc...

http://blackskimmer.b...­

4) Here is an odd thing i wrote in response to some survey questions on what i think evolution is and why i believe it. it's about 8 pages. It covers many interesting topics for discusssion.

http://blackskimmer.b...­

5) i couldn't find much appealing on zimmer's blog. where else to look?

well, if i can't make it this month, have fun.

Barry


David B.
user 11763635
Brooklyn, NY
Post #: 1
Hi:
Members may also be interested in the Evolution section at my website:
http://www.hardsf.org...­

Thanks,
David
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