Group selection, which was once widely rejected as a significant evolutionary force, is now accepted by all who seriously study the subject. There is still widespread confusion about group selection, however, not only among students and the general public, but among professional evolutionists who do not directly study the subject. We list eight criticisms that are frequently invoked against group selection, which can be permanently laid to rest based upon current knowledge. Experts will always find something to critique about group selection, as for any important subject, but these eight criticisms are not among them. Laying them to rest will enable authors to openly use the term group selection without being handicapped during the review process. [HTML]
posted by Blasdelb
on Jan 15, 2013 -
The female bandmembers of Chairlift
, Au Revoir Simone
, Class Actress
, and This Frontier Needs Heroes
get together with "an essentially revolving cast of indie Brooklyn sirens,
twice a year in a living room in Greenpoint to cover a single, classic song that they learn and arrange right before they perform. Calling themselves Girl Crisis
, the group covers a classic (mostly a capella
) from a male artist each Winter and a female artist each Summer. The performances are are filmed with a Super 8 camera, are not open to the public and exist only online. Their latest: Leonard Cohen's "Dance Me To The End of Love"
. (Via) [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jun 22, 2012 -
Chuck Klosterman breaks down
Edgar Winter Group's 1973 Old Grey Whistle Test performance of Frankenstein. Unlike zzazazz's previous post
, there is no bonus, because "Edgar Winter's finest nine minutes"
is its own crazy good reward.
posted by davejay
on Jul 27, 2011 -
"Give your children a program that Jesus could join. Why not step beyond a politically correct scouting program in which a Christian might not feel completely comfortable at activities, or with the materials furnished by a central committee? Are you tired of pretending to be neutral?"
Keepers at Home and Contenders for the Faith are Bible-based alterntives to traditional youth scouting groups. Keepers at Home features lessons to prepare girls for their future roles as help meets, mothers, and keepers at home
," while Contenders for the Faith learn "everything a Christian boy needs to learn to prepare him to be a man
." Just like traditional scouting, Keepers offers uniforms
, and handbooks. girls. Keepers is just one of many Christian approaches to scouting; others include American Heritage Girls
, and Mpact
posted by Miko
on Jul 9, 2007 -
- The Toronto PET User's Group. Founded in 1979 and still holding monthly meetings. For all your "PET
posted by GuyZero
on Dec 13, 2006 -
- "Here's the game: can a group of random people, each contributing a teensy weensy bit, make a coherent piece of art/design/garbage purely through the influence of the work itself?"
A time-lapse video of the project so far can be seen here (heavy load time)
posted by hypersloth
on Oct 8, 2005 -
is a filter site for discussion about sustainable energy. Their goal is to get a million people worldwide talking about energy. Members can post to a main discussion page
, create profile pages including their own journals and indentify their connections with other members. The chattiest people get free samples of neat products to review
, closing the communication loop for green companies. They're also giving away $50,000 USD in home energy renovation funds to one lucky person.
Innovators have their own space
to collaborate on ideas and projects. They're even offering partnerships
consisting of private discussion areas for any non profit that wants one.
posted by will
on Jun 1, 2004 -
The Red Hat Society
With an inspired purchase of a red fedora and a reading of the poem Warning
by Jenny Joseph, one woman
created what is fast becoming a movement around the world for women over fifty.
posted by FunkyHelix
on May 11, 2004 -