Today, Science Saturday on bloggingheads.tv is a conversation between Razib Khan and me. We had a fun conversation about Ardipithecus and the recent study of the population genetics of India.
Here’s a non-embedded link to the bloggingheads site
Obviously, we’ve taken the pills that make us smarter:
I think we did pretty well staying on topic in this one, and getting into some paleoanthropology deeper than your average radio interview.
If you’re finding my blog from the bloggingheads site, please look around! My Ardipithecus topic link. That goes way back, long before the current discoveries, and there are some interesting posts in there, from today’s perspective.
Oh, and I almost forgot this 2006 post linking to Tim White’s kvetching over the Orrorin femur: “Orrorin opera.” If you want a background picture of the competitiveness of research in early hominin field paleontology, that’s a case worth examining – or for a broader view, Ann Gibbons’ book, “The First Human,” has many stories as well.