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ALLELE (Alabama Lectures on Life's Evolution) is a series of public lectures on evolution. Its purpose is to improve the understanding of evolution to the general public. Multiple departments, disciplines, colleges, and programs sponsor well-known speakers on the science, limits, implications, and unifying power of evolution as an explanation of the origin of species and diversity of life.

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ALLELE (Alabama Lectures on Life's Evolution) is a series of public lectures on evolution. Its purpose is to improve the understanding of evolution to the general public. Multiple departments, disciplines, colleges, and programs sponsor well-known speakers on the science, limits, implications, and unifying power of evolution as an explanation of the origin of species and diversity of life.

    • video
    Semen Chemistry: Implications, Innovations, and Controversy

    Semen Chemistry: Implications, Innovations, and Controversy

    Burch’s research covers the morphology of genitalia, specifically the shape of male sexual organs and why they are shaped the way they are. She uses cross-species analysis to explain the evolution of genitalia and semen displacement. She says the seminal fluid composition is a result of intersexual evolution. Burch hopes to provide a better understanding of the molecular level of sex.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    • video
    Dinosaurs Without Bones: What Dinosaur Trace Fossils Tell Us About Evolution

    Dinosaurs Without Bones: What Dinosaur Trace Fossils Tell Us About Evolution

    In this presentation, Dr. Martin shows how dinosaur trace fossils teach us about the evolution of behavior. The evolution of group behavior, nesting, and burrowing are just a few examples of critical evolutionary thresholds that can only be studied with reference to trace fossils.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dinosaurs Without Bones Transcript

    Dinosaurs Without Bones Transcript

    In this presentation, Dr. Martin shows how dinosaur trace fossils teach us about the evolution of behavior. The evolution of group behavior, nesting, and burrowing are just a few examples of critical evolutionary thresholds that can only be studied with reference to trace fossils.

    • video
    A Universe from Nothing: Cosmic Evolution, Natural Selection, and How to Get Something from Nothing, Part 1

    A Universe from Nothing: Cosmic Evolution, Natural Selection, and How to Get Something from Nothing, Part 1

    The final lecture in the 2013-2014 academic year for the ALLELE (Alabama Lectures on Life's Evolution) series. Dr. Lawrence Krauss, a world-renowned physicist and public intellectual discusses how to get something from nothing.

    • 41 min
    • video
    A Universe from Nothing: Cosmic Evolution, Natural Selection, and How to Get Something from Nothing, Part 2

    A Universe from Nothing: Cosmic Evolution, Natural Selection, and How to Get Something from Nothing, Part 2

    The final lecture in the 2013-2014 academic year for the ALLELE (Alabama Lectures on Life's Evolution) series. Dr. Lawrence Krauss, a world-renowned physicist and public intellectual discusses how to get something from nothing.

    • 33 min
    • video
    African Evolutionary Genomics: Implications for Human Origins and Disease

    African Evolutionary Genomics: Implications for Human Origins and Disease

    Tishkoff, who is a professor in the genetics and biology departments at Penn, discusses her research into variations in the genetics, as well as the physical characteristics, of ethnically diverse Africans. Her research combines fieldwork, laboratory research and computational methods to examine African population history. She examines how genetic variation can affect a wide range of practical issues – for example, why humans have different susceptibility to disease, how they metabolize drugs and how they adapt through evolution.

    • 45 min

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