This is really the sort of thing that shows off the amazing capabilities our tools now provide us. Jon Udell writes an outstanding technical blog that I follow religiously. He made a throwaway comment a few days back about an event that occurred in London in March; the celebration of the 30 year anniversary of the publication of Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene. The event included a brace of cogent speakers on the topic (including Dr. Dawkins himself), and was recorded. Said recording, of course, is available on the Internet, and was obligingly linked to by Jon. Moments after reading his post, I had a copy of the audio. I’m listening to it now, as I do weekend chores, and it’s great stuff. Thanks so much for the pointer, Jon!

I may not have my flying car yet, but this is almost as good. *grin*

link from Jon Udell

UPDATE: A note: even if you’ve never read The Selfish Gene, I still think this is a great download. It’s no substitute for the book itself (a must read, in my opinion), but it’s a great discussion of some of the ideas that Dawkins has championed for his entire life, and that have had a huge impact on my understanding and view of the world. The Selfish Gene is something that you cannot unread.

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