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LINKS AND SOURCES

This is where to find links to the sources and references used for my talks.  I've also included Word documents containing some key slides from the talks.  Hope you find it helpful!

 

SOURCES AND LINKS - 'CHIMPS'

When Chimps are smarter than people

IF YOU'VE SEEN MY 'CHIMPS' TALK, PERHAPS YOU'D LIKE TO TO DELVE A LITTLE BIT FURTHER.

HERE ARE SOME OF MY SOURCES, AND OTHER INTERESTING BITS.

Black and White Star in Circle

FACTFULNESS - HANS ROSLING

The book upon which much of this talk was based

A fascinating website, whether you like browsing graphs or browsing pictures!  Contains the 'Dollar Street' display of photos showing lifestyles around the world.

www.gapminder.org

200 COUNTRIES, 200 YEARS, 4 MINUTES - THE JOY OF STATS - BBC FOUR

A 4 minute video by Hans Rosling, showing the surprising progress of the world over the last 200 years.

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

THE MAGIC WASHING MACHINE

All washing machines are magic!  Don't believe me?  Take a look at this 9 minute Hans Rosling video.

The magic washing machine

HOW NOT TO BE IGNORANT ABOUT THE WORLD

The talk by Hans and Ola Rosling from which I took the extract showed during my talk. 

How not to be ignorant about the world

IS THE WORLD GETTING BETTER OR WORSE?

A video by Stephen Pinker.  Spoiler alert: the answer is 'better'!

Is the world getting better or worse?

ENLIGHTENMENT NOW - STEPHEN PINKER

A full hour's presentation by Stephen Pinker, with lots and lots  of graphs and facts!  Heavier going than 'World better or worse', but worth the effort.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

 

SOURCES AND LINKS - EVOLUTION AND NATURAL SELECTION

IF YOU'VE SEEN MY 'EVOLUTION' TALK, PERHAPS YOU'D LIKE TO TO DELVE A LITTLE BIT FURTHER.


HERE ARE SOME OF MY SOURCES, AND OTHER INTERESTING BITS.


YOUR INNER FISH - NEIL SHUBIN

(The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor)

A terrific book, probably the best general introduction to evolution I've ever seen.

WHY EVOLUTION IS TRUE - JERRY A COYNE

If you don't believe in Evolution, but have an open mind, this is the book that will convince you!


FIRST LIFE - DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

(A journey back in time with Matt Kaplan)

A delightful look at what we know about the first life on Earth, and how we learned it.  Complements the TV series of the same name.

LIFE ASCENDING - NICK LANE

(The ten great inventions of Evolution)

This book calls for a little more concentration than the others, but the effort is definitely worthwhile!

STAR TREK - FIRST FRONTIER - DIANE CAREY & DR. JAMES I KIRKLAND

(Kirk stranded in an alternate timeline as the fate of human existence hangs in the balance!)

OK, only bits of it are true... but Star Trek, dinosaurs, and an asteroid hitting the earth?  What's not to like?

 

SOURCES AND LINKS - ANYONE CAN DO IT (A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SCIENCE)

IF YOU'VE SEEN MY 'ANYONE CAN DO IT' TALK, PERHAPS YOU'D LIKE TO TO DELVE A LITTLE BIT FURTHER.


HERE ARE SOME OF MY SOURCES, AND SOME SCREENSHOTS OF KEY SLIDES FROM THE TALK

COGNITIVE BIAS

THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

BAD SCIENCE - BEN GOLDACRE

A book by Ben Goldacre

KEY SLIDES FROM MY TALK

GOOD, BAD OR PSEUDO-SCIENCE?

EVOLUTION

Your Inner Fish - a book by Neil Shubin

Why Evolution is true - a book by Jerry A Coyne
Evolution and Natural Selection - talk by David Gane

TUNING INTO SPEECH SOUNDS (ENGLISH BABY / HINDI PHONEMES)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE IN INFANCY

UK NATIONAL RISK REGISTER 2015

HUMAN METABOLIC PATHWAYS

POWER POSING

AQUA DETOX

BEN GOLDACRE ASSESSES AQUA DETOX

APPROVAL OF MEDICAL DEVICES