Category Archives: Evolution in the Classroom

AiE in Madagascar I: Fleeced at the Palace of the Mad Queen & Other (Poignantly) Colonial Experiences in Madagascar

I arrived in Madagascar last Saturday afternoon and was greeted for the first time anywhere by someone holding a sign with my name on it. I’ve arrived! Actually, I have arrived, literally. I wish I had taken a photo. I … Continue reading

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“Huge service to the university and the community more generally”

Again, not to pat myself on the back, but to suggest to others what you can do to fight back against ignorance. There are protests, join them. There are businesses & organizations that are being attacked, support them. And there … Continue reading

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Evolution Education in the American South

Coming soon, I will be proud of the publication of a volume called Evolution Education in the American South: Politics, Culture, and Resources in and around Alabama that I edited with Amanda Glaze, Bill Evans, & Laura Reed. The book … Continue reading

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How Exactly is Evolution a “Crosscutting Concept”? Enter Bill Nye the Science Guy

Finally, Some Evolution Controversy: No Such Thing As Bad Press If you’re like me, you are feeling pretty bummed today about not getting a ticket to see Bill Nye. The fact that only a limited number of students were able … Continue reading

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One giant step for Alabama students….now what’s next?

In the past week, something amazing happened. It isn’t what we traditionally think of as ground-breaking or life changing, but to millions of young people in one southern state, this will be the first step in a new lens on … Continue reading

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EvoS Will Lead to (Good) Transformative, Lifelong Experiences

Maybe that’s a stretch, but I don’t think so. I just had to share this tweet the president of the UA EvoS Club sent out last week during the Sarah Tishkoff lecture. She just turned 21 last week, so maybe … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: 1st Annual Darwin Day Colloquium at University of Alabama

On February 12, 2013, the UA EvoS Club hosted its 1st annual Darwin Day Colloquium.  Aside from helping out with ALLELE speakers for the past few years, this was the first major activity of the UA EvoS Club, & I … Continue reading

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I Turned into a Werewolf: Flickering Firelight & the Strange-Face-in-the-Mirror Illusion

When I did the strange-face-in-the-mirror illusion, I turned into a frickin’ werewolf! How cool is that? I should back up, right? I teach a course called “Primate Religion & Human Consciousness” & require students to come up with activities to … Continue reading

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Notes on Improving a Graduate-Level Course in the Principles of Physical Anthropology

This semester I redesigned the graduate-level physical anthropology course I teach.  Last time around (which was the first time teaching a full-on grad course for me), I taught it as a seminar, based largely around my predecessor Professor Emeritus Jim Bindon‘s … Continue reading

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Flattery Will Get You Everywhere: E.O. Wilson’s Social Conquest of Earth

Edward O. Wilson was the first speaker for this year’s ALLELE series at the University of Alabama.  I began a post on his talk soon after but found it so boring I didn’t come back to it.  Then Max Stein … Continue reading

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