HHMI's Holiday Lectures on Science
Summary: HHMI's Holiday Lectures on Science The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is a philanthropy that supports biomedical research and science education. As part of its mission to strengthen science education, the Institute presents the Holiday Lectures on Science, an annual series that brings the latest developments in a rapidly moving field of research into the classroom. These lectures are videotaped and technical, but even the lay person can learn from them. Audio files are available, but you do lose the visual aids. However, they are still useable. Previous subjects have included, dengue, RNA, and the idea of quorum sensing which is how bacteria decide when to attack, or fireflies coordinate their flashing sequence.
A 70-minute discussion session on reconciling religious beliefs with evolutionary theory, moderated by HHMI investigators Sean B. Carroll, PhD, and David M. Kingsley, PhD, along with James Wiseman, O.S.B., of St. Anselm's Abbey in Washington D.C., and Michael Ruse, PhD, of Florida State University.