Video: Francis Galton on Chance in Evolution

05 April 2019 by Charles cpencepermalink

Last month, I had the chance to visit the incredible group of folks at the Université de Bordeaux led by Thomas Pradeu under the auspices of the PhilInBioMed project. I delivered a talk focusing on new work from my book project, particularly the role of Francis Galton’s work.

This is still pretty novel stuff for me, but I think Galton has pretty often been misinterpreted in the literature, so I really enjoyed the chance to work through these ideas in this context. (And I got the chance to deliver the same talk just last week to the local biology community at UCLouvain!) The Bordeaux group makes a habit of recording all of their seminar talks, so if you’re interested, you can watch the video below.