Category Archives: University Lectures and Courses

Interesting lectures and courses.

Robert Sapolsky: 4. Molecular Genetics I…


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Date: July 06, 2017

01) 4. Molecular Genetics I


“(April 5, 2010) Robert Sapolsky makes interdisciplinary connections between behavioral biology and molecular genetic influences. He relates protein synthesis and point mutations to microevolutionary change, and discusses conflicting theories of gradualism and punctuated equilibrium and the influence of epigenetics on development theories.”

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No More “Age Verification” Free Video Embedding…


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Date: March 23, 2017

I’ve stopped using the embedding code, that sidesteps the YouTube age verification.

Potentially, you’ve noticed that a lot of the embedded videos from YouTube are all giving a playback error?

For years, I’ve used the embedding code that is supposed to let anyone watch a video outright, without worrying about logging into YouTube to verify their age…This was done as a courtesy to my visitors.

As always…YouTube has recently made changes to their website…and from the looks of it, they’ve disabled this method of embedding…whether intentional, or not.

This means for me, that I have already dropped the usage of it…To be honest, it was annoying having to deal with a few things about it, anyway…I’m glad to be done with it.

But, now a ton of embedded videos won’t play on this blog…Fortunately, this is why I’ve always included a direct link to the YouTube video page…So, there should be no real issue…Just click on the link…Watch it on YouTube.

All the best…

– Steve

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Robert Sapolsky: 3. Behavioral Evolution II…


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Date: March 11, 2017

01) 3. Behavioral Evolution II


“April 2, 2010) Robert Sapolsky continues his two-part series on evolution focusing on individual and kin selection, behavioral logic, competitive infanticide, male/female animal hierarchies, sex-ratio fluctuation, intersexual competition, imprinted genes, sperm competition, inbred-founder populations, group and multi-level selection, and punctuated equilibrium.”

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University of Toronto Free Speech Debate…


Date: November 21, 2016

01) University of Toronto Free Speech Debate


“Here is the debate held Nov 19 at 9:30 am at the University of Toronto on Free Speech, Political Correctness and Bill C-16.

Participants included Dean David Cameron, who introduced the debate. Mayo Moran, a law professor, who moderated it, psychology Professor Jordan B Peterson, speaking out against the legislation, and Professors Brenda Cossman and Mary Bryson, who defended it.”


Call To Action For All Canadian Academics:

Two incompatible sacred values in American universities…


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Date: November 09, 2016

01) “Two incompatible sacred values in American universities” Jon Haidt, Hayek Lecture Series


“On October 6, 2016, Professor Jonathan Haidt gave a Hayek Lecture at Duke. The event was co-sponsored by the programs in the History of Political Economy (HOPE), Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE), and American Values and Institutions (AVI). The event was open to the public, but also served as a guest lecture in Professor Jonathan Anomaly’s PPE course.

Professor Haidt argues that conflicts arise at many American universities today because they are pursuing two potentially incompatible goals: truth and social justice. While Haidt thinks both goals are important, he maintains that they can come into conflict.

According to some versions of social justice, whenever we observe a disparity of outcomes between races, genders, or other groups, we should infer that injustice has been done. Haidt challenges this view of social justice and shows how it sometimes leads to violations of truth, and even justice.

Haidt concludes that universities should be free to pursue whatever goals – truth or social justice – they want, but that they should make it clear which of these two goals is their “telos” – their highest purpose. He ends with a discussion of his initiative, HeterodoxAcademy.org, to bring more viewpoint diversity to universities in order to improve research and learning.”

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What’s Equality Got To Do With It – Dr. Janice Fiamengo at Queen’s University…


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Date: November 13, 2014

01) What’s Equality Got To Do With It – Dr. Janice Fiamengo at Queen’s University


“Dr. Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa, public lecture: “What’s Equality Got To Do With it? Men’s Issues and Feminism’s Double Standards …”

“With the debate heating up about feminism, rape culture and the place of men’s issues awareness at Canadian universities, provocative English Professor Janice Fiamengo will present “What’s Equality Got To Do With It? Men’s Issues and Feminism’s Double Standards …”


What’s Equality Got To Do With It, Q&A – Dr. Janice Fiamengo:

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