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Alabama Beats Mississippi!

And not just in football. No, we whup their ass in football (69-3?). But I digress. A few years ago, Alabama scored a dismal 50 of 50 in teaching evolution at K-12 levels, earning an F-. And when I share … Continue reading

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A World Famous African-American Scientist Puts the Presidential Election in Perspective: “I Am Not Surprised At All”

On Wednesday, the day after our 2017 presidential election, I dreaded having to put on my host face to go out to dinner with Dr. Joseph Graves, our ALLELE speaker for Thursday. I couldn’t really stand the thought of talking … 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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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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Becoming a Lightning Rod for Controversy by Starting an Evolutionary Studies Program in Alabama, Part 2: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Long overdue, this was the first post I wrote for this blog but shelved it to start with something zippier, more spontaneous, something with more je ne sais quoi (see Part 1).  However, I still want to post this as … Continue reading

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Becoming a Lightning Rod for Controversy by Starting an Evolutionary Studies Program in Alabama: Part 1

When I let slip that I got my job when I was still ABD during a recession, people still marvel at the dumb luck (or so my low self-esteem still interprets their obvious stupefaction). Similarly incongruous is that I would … Continue reading

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