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Yale professor of ornithology, ecology and evolutionary biology, Richard Prum. JUSTIN GOODRIDGE/THE STATESMAN

Yale professor lectures on the role of beauty in evolution

Doyeon Jean Jang February 10, 2019
Yale professor of ornithology, ecology and evolutionary biology, Richard Prum, spoke about Charles Darwin’s “dangerous idea,” in the most recent installment of the Provost’s Lecture Series on Friday, Feb. 8.
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Todd Gitlin speaking at Harvard Heat Week back in 2012.  350.ORG/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Columbia professor Todd Gitlin talks populism, democracy and fake news

Mike Adams November 5, 2017
“Democracy is not simply a political system in which elections take place and majorities rule,” Gitlin said. “Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires alert, thoughtful and engaged citizens, and they are scarce.”
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Carl Zimmer speaking at the Science and Skepticism Northeast Conference back in 2011. Zimmer  TERRY ROBINSON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 2.0

Columnist Carl Zimmer discusses how fake news hurts scientists

Katherine Hoey October 22, 2017
He discussed the power of fake news in affecting the credibility of the science community — especially in regard to climate change.
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