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Jerry Coyne

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My Chat with Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Jerry Coyne (The Saad Truth with Dr. Saad_316)

The Saad Truth with Dr. Saad

Topics tackled include the pros and cons of dogs versus cats, various issues dealing with evolution including evolutionary psychology and evolutionary genetics, the sociobiology war at Harvard University in the late 1970s (E. O. Wilson versus Richard Lewontin and Stephen Jay Gould), atheism, the schism between science and religion, freedom of speech, academic freedom, forbidden knowledge, political correctness on campuses, virtue signalling, and criticism of Islam. _______________________________________ Jerry's blog Why Evolution is True: https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com Jerry's Twitter account: @Evolutionistrue Jerry's books on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jerry-A.-Coyne/e/B001JSCB22 _______________________________________ This chat was posted originally on Ora.tv back in 2016 and on my YouTube channel on April 9, 2016 as THE SAAD TRUTH_156: https://youtu.be/LGzvinJki_k _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense (paperback edition) was released on October 5, 2021. Order your copy now. https://www.amazon.com/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= https://www.amazon.ca/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X _______________________________________ Please visit my website gadsaad.com, and sign up for alerts. If you appreciate my content, click on the "Support My Work" button. I count on my fans to support my efforts. You can donate via Patreon, PayPal, and/or SubscribeStar. _______________________________________ Dr. Gad Saad is a professor, evolutionary behavioral scientist, and author who pioneered the use of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Saad is a leading public intellectual who often writes and speaks about idea pathogens that are destroying logic, science, reason, and common sense. _______________________________________

1hr 17mins

5 Nov 2021

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96 - Jerry Coyne - Why Evolution is True [Public Limited Version]

Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Jerry’s book Why Evolution Is True (2010) can be found here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/300564/why-evolution-is-true-by-jerry-a-coyne/Faith vs Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible (2016) can be found here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/312382/faith-versus-fact-by-jerry-a-coyne/9780143108269/Speciation (2004) by Jerry Coyne and H. Allen Orr can be found here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/speciation-9780878930890?cc=gb&lang=en&Jerry’s blog: https://whyevolutionistrue.com/Follow Jerry on Twitter @EvolutionistrueFurther ReferencesSteven Pinker, Enlightenment Now (2018); The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (2011)Timestamps3:30 Why Jerry wrote Why Evolution Is True5:45 Public misperceptions of evolution8:52 Evolution as a tinkerer: the example of hernias11:08 Turtles, rhinos and tradeoffs14:38 How mutation works16:33 How speciation works (with an excerpt from Why Evolution Is True)23:46 What people (including Darwin) misunderstand about speciation28:38 Faith vs. Fact: why evolutionary biology has become the main political battleground of religion vs. science33:42 A creationist road trip. 36:36 Scientists allying with religious groups. The work of the Templeton Foundation. 42:08 Belief in belief. 46:36 The biggest threats to rationality other than religion.47:10 The argument from evil; rejection of vaccines49:59 A reading from Evolution Is True


19 Jul 2021

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Paul Gottfried and Jerry Coyne on the regressive left and why it is bad for America


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14 Jun 2021

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Jerry Coyne on Telemedicine and Compliance in the Age of Coronavirus

Compliance and Coronavirus

Welcome to the newest addition to the Compliance Podcast Network, Compliance and Coronavirus. In this episode, I visit with Jerry Coyne who is Managing Director of State Monitoring Services at Affiliated Monitors, Inc. At Affiliated Monitors, Mr. Coyne oversees monitoring agreements with corporations, healthcare entities and individuals. We discuss the rise of telemedicine during the Covid-19 health crisis and what it may mean for compliance.Some of the highlights include: What is telemedicine? Why has it risen so quickly during the Coronavirus health crisis? What are some of the compliance, data privacy and other challenges arising from the rise of telemedicine? For me information check out the Affiliated Monitors website here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


28 Jul 2020

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66. Dr. Christian List — Why Free Will is Real: A response to Sam Harris, Jerry Coyne, and Other Determinists

The Michael Shermer Show

Philosophers have argued about the nature and the very existence of free will for centuries. Today, many scientists and scientifically minded commentators are skeptical that it exists, especially when it is understood to require the ability to choose between alternative possibilities. If the laws of physics govern everything that happens, they argue, then how can our choices be free? Believers in free will must be misled by habit, sentiment, or religious doctrine. Why Free Will is Real defies scientific orthodoxy and presents a bold new defense of free will in the same naturalistic terms that are usually deployed against it. Unlike those who defend free will by giving up the idea that it requires alternative possibilities to choose from, Christian List retains this idea as central, resisting the tendency to defend free will by watering it down. He concedes that free will and its prerequisites—intentional agency, alternative possibilities, and causal control over our actions—cannot be found among the fundamental physical features of the natural world. But, he argues, that’s not where we should be looking. Free will is a “higher-level” phenomenon found at the level of psychology. It is like other phenomena that emerge from physical processes but are autonomous from them and not best understood in fundamental physical terms—like an ecosystem or the economy. When we discover it in its proper context, acknowledging that free will is real is not just scientifically respectable; it is indispensable for explaining our world. Listen to Science Salon via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Soundcloud. This Science Salon was recorded on May 1, 2019. You play a vital part in our commitment to promote science and reason. If you enjoy the Science Salon Podcast, please show your support by making a donation, or by becoming a patron.

1hr 35mins

15 May 2019

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On Free Will with Jerry Coyne

Left At The Valley

The crew welcomes our favorite evolutionary biologist back: Proffessor Jerry Coyne. This time Dr Coyne comes to explain to us why he feels that free will is an illusion and that we don't actually have ffree will. What does that mean for our society? our interactions?Can we be held responsible of anything if we are already pre-determined to action? Dr Coyne will answer all thatNancy gives us a top 10 of rescuesand the "swooshy lady"r  Katt Kerr is back...

1hr 30mins

14 Jul 2018

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EP56: Jerry Coyne: Why Science & Religion Are Incompatible

Secular Jihadists for a Muslim Enlightenment

In this episode, we are joined by the renowned evolutionary biologist and New York Times-bestselling author of Why Evolution is True, Jerry Coyne. Jerry is currently a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, and recently published Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible. We talked about what science is, how it works, what people most misunderstand about it, and why the very concept of faith is fundamentally unscientific. We also talked about some of the scientific claims in religious scriptures. Don't miss this. Watch the video version here (for patrons): https://www.patreon.com/posts/jerry-coyne-why-19493921 Listen to this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app: http://secularjihadists.com The Secular Jihadists has been made possible thanks to the gracious support of the Illuminati and the great state of Israel. That's what we have been told, but we haven't received our checks yet. In the meantime, we greatly appreciate the support of our current donors. Please consider supporting by sharing the podcast with your fellow heathens or by donating at https://www.patreon.com/SJME   Subscribe to The Secular Jihadists on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app. And please leave us a review 😀 Jerry Coyne's website: https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/ Jerry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Evolutionistrue 

1hr 41mins

1 Jul 2018

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Teaching Evolution with Jerry Coyne

Left At The Valley

Join the crew as they welcome legendary evolutionary biologist, Dr Jerry Coyne. The professor gives us his view on why evolution is true, the tribulations of teaching science today and why the religious fight so hard to deny the obvious. His passion for the subject and his eloquence in his writings is enough to make you want to drop this podcast and go to a biology class (after you're done)http://whyevolutionistrue.comNancy talks about fake magnets used for your laundry in Quack Watchand rapper B.O.B. tries to prove the earth is flat

1hr 22mins

30 Sep 2017

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Ep. 115 - Jerry Coyne, Author of Faith vs. Fact

Friendly Atheist Podcast

Dr. Jerry Coyne is a now-retired Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. He has written over 115 refereed scientific papers; 130 additional articles, book reviews, and columns; and a scholarly book about his field (Speciation, co-authored with H. Allen Orr).He may be most familiar to listeners for his books Why Evolution is True (which spawned his blog of the same name) and Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible.At the recent American Humanist Association conference in Chicago, we spoke with Dr. Coyne about why science and religion are incompatible, the problems with the "Regressive Left" on college campuses, and what he discusses with his atheist/scientist friends.


26 Jun 2016

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Sam Harris and Jerry Coyne: Science vs. Religion Part 5

Reasonable Faith Podcast

This series concludes with a discussion of free will and determinism. Are criminals determined to commit crimes against their will? Visit www.reasonablefaith.org for an outline.


21 Dec 2015