Videos from the Chicago Darwin conference

May 12, 2010 • 9:53 am

We’ve had a few problems getting the videos from last October’s Chicago/Darwin 2009 meetings online, but five have just gone up, all on this page.   For some unknown reason, the first ones are talks by U of C faculty; to wit:

Jerry Coyne (University of Chicago): “Speciation:  Problems and Prospects”

Paul Sereno (University of Chicago): “Dinosaurs: Phylogenetic Reconstruction from Darwin to the Present”

David Jablonski (University of Chicago): “Paleontology and Evolutionary Biology: The Revitalized Partnership”

Robert J. Richards (University of Chicago): “Darwin’s Biology of Intelligent Design”

Neil Shubin (University of Chicago): “Great Transformations in Life: Insights from Genes & Fossils”

I’ll let you know when the others are available.

10 thoughts on “Videos from the Chicago Darwin conference

  1. Nitpicking:

    The first video of Jerry has an introduction on the screen:

    October 29-31, 2010

    Its nice to view videos that will take place in the future. Someone inform Sean M. Carrol!

    Now I’ll go pay attention.

  2. Yes, thank you! I’m watching the Paul Sereno lecture now; haven’t seen him since he was an undergrad at NIU. “Mini Trou” has done quite well!

  3. Arggh, Sereno – a hero to me! – opens his talk with a quote from me (heaven knows where from) and trashes me! Arrgh!

  4. I’m trying to see Jerry’s handsome mug, but when I click on the video links I get a blank screen that tries to connect somewhere, but to no avail.

    Seeing Neil Shubin would be cool, too. I really dug his book on finding Tiktaalik.

    If anybody has a clue on why the links aren’t working for me, I’m all ears.

    1. The files are in .mov (Quicktime) format. If you have a Windows computer, you may need to download the appropriate Quicktime for Windows driver from If you have all the software, you may need to be patient as it takes some time if you’re not on a very fast connection.

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