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  • 6 mistakes in Charlie's Evolution Fun Science | Shed Science

    19,856 views 1 month ago
    Charlie McDonnell has finally made some more Fun Science videos, most notably one on evolution. And I am an evolutionary biologist who has been studying the topic for the last seven years. Naturally I was going to have some quibbles with his video, so here are the 6 mistakes/issues/misconception/bad explanations.

    If you liked this video and you’re in the Oxford area, I’m actually interviewing Charlie about his Fun Science book in the Sheldonian Theatre on 27th April, tickets here: https://scienceoxford.com/e...

    Sorry this video has been so long in the making. I actually filmed it when I went home for the Christmas holidays (hence why I’m still blonde), but life has rather taken over in the last few months, most notably the sudden closure of my lab building which has had a huge impact on my PhD (see my Twitter for updates). Basically, I needed to focus my time and mental effort on staying sane and healthy, which meant YouTubing fell to the bottom of my priority list. I will, however, be making more of an effort in the next few months, even if it’s just editing and posting the other videos I already have filmed, plus I’ll be going to VidConEU in April, so hopefully I’ll get to do some more Sofa Sciences when I’m there.

    Charlie’s Evolution Fun Science video:
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

    My videos:
    Six stories behind animal names
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...
    The selfish gene behind altruism
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...
    Inclusive fitness and why Hamilton rules!
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...
    Being an Oxford scientist
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...
    The Tragedy of the commons
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...


    Me:
    YouTube: http://youtube.com/shedscience
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/sallylepage
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/shedsci...
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/sallyl...
    Snapchat: sally.lepage
    Website: http://sallylepage.co.uk

    Some references (let me know if you want a reference to something else I mentioned in the video):
    Darwin trying not to use “higher” or “lower” animals: http://www.eoht.info/page/D...
    Bananas are unhealthy for monkeys: https://www.thedodo.com/ban... Show less
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      • 7 months ago
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      • 8 months ago
      • 7,547 views
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      • 8 months ago
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    I gave a public lecture at the Royal Institution about some of the intricacies of animal sexual behaviour and what it can teach us about evolution.
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      • 2 years ago
      • 6,801 views
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      • 2 years ago
      • 5,741 views
      What stories can sex tell us about evolution? Darwin certainly had a lot to say about sex, and so if Darwin can talk about it, I can too!

      This is an excerpt from a 20 minute talk called "Secrets o...
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      • 2 years ago
      • 11,134 views
      Why do women like Armani? Are all men cheats? Why was I yelling "69" in the middle of a sex talk? Learn more about evolution by studying the secrets of sex.

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    • Why is sex like a standing ovation | Secrets of Sex @ Ri Lates - Duration: 6 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 4,636 views
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      • 2 years ago
      • 13,329 views
      Why would females want lots of sex? What sexy business could link adorable penguins, funny bonobos and cute capuchin monkeys? Learn more about evolution by studying the secrets of sex.

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      • 2 years ago
      • 10,486 views
      Yep, that's right. Penises with spikes. Testicles that explode. Sperm with the power of mind control. All's fair in love and war, but when it comes to evolution, love IS war.

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      • 2 years ago
      • 847 views
      BONUS VIDEO

      Gunpowder and fire alarms don't mix. Nor do fire alarms and sex talks. At least it made it memorable.

      This is an excerpt from a 20 minute talk called "Secrets of Sex" which I was invi...
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    Explore the world of science with Gus Sorola and evolutionary biologist Sally Le Page as they make it their mission to set the record straight on ridiculous theories.
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