Interview - Cameron Smith on Evolution and Anthropology | The Body of Evidence

Interview - Cameron Smith on Evolution and Anthropology

Cameron Smith

 

Jonathan and Chris interview Cameron M. Smith, professor in the department of anthropology at Portland State University. They discuss what is anthropology; what it's like teaching evolution in the United States; what the theory of evolution is; what we've learned from the fossil record; whether or not humans are still evolving; what a hominin is; the revival of Lamarck's theory; and Cameron's real-life adventures on inhospitable terrain and his prediction for humanity's new space age. And you will learn a new word: gemmule!

 

Cameron Smith was a guest of the Trottier Public Science Symposium in October 2018 in Montreal, and you can watch his talk on the space suit he designed by clicking here: https://youtu.be/h7uIV2PFD70?t=2810

 

Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.

 

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