Jerry Coyne at the University of Chicago, August 2006, with the "lab cat" Dusty.
|Born||December 30, 1949|
|Fields||Ecology and Evolution|
|Institutions||University of Chicago, University of Maryland|
|Alma mater||College of William & Mary, Harvard University (Ph.D)|
|Doctoral advisor||Richard Lewontin|
|Notable students||H. Allen Orr, Mohamed Noor|
Speciation and evolutionary genetics, particularly as they involve the fruit fly, Drosophila, and the books:
|Influences||Bruce Grant, Richard Lewontin, Garnett R. "Jack" Brooks|
|Influenced||H. Allen Orr, Kelly Dyer, Catherine Price, Audrey Chang, Mohamed Noor, Daniel R. Matute|
President, Society for the Study of Evolution, 2011
Emperor Has No Clothes Award, 2011, Freedom from Religion Foundation
Morris D. Forkosch Award for Best Humanist book of 2009 (Why Evolution is True)
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 2007
Vice President, Society for the Study of Evolution, 1996.
Award of Excellence and Meritorious Service, Illinois Public Defender Association, 1993 (for forensic DNA work)
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 1989 (Paris, France; Princeton, NJ)
National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979-1981, University of California, Davis.
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, 1971, 1973-1976. The Rockefeller University and Harvard University.
B.S. summa cum laude The College of William and Mary, 1971.
Phi Beta Kappa, The College of William and Mary, 1971.National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Scholar, The College of William and Mary, 1970.
Contributor to popular publications including The New Republic, The NY Times Literary Supplement, Wired, The Skeptical Inquirer, and Edge Foundation, Inc. He is a member of the Genetics Society of America, Society for the Study of Evolution, and American Society of Naturalists.
Jerry Allen Coyne (born December 30, 1949) is an American professor of biology, known for his commentary on intelligent design. A prolific scientist and author, he has published dozens of papers elucidating the theory of evolution. He is currently a professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution. His concentration is speciation and ecological and evolutionary genetics, particularly as they involve the fruit fly, Drosophila. He is the author of the text Speciation and the bestselling non-fiction book Why Evolution Is True. Coyne maintains a website also called Why Evolution Is True.
Coyne graduated with a B.S. in biology from the College of William & Mary in 1971. He started graduate work at Rockefeller University under Theodosius Dobzhansky before logistical complications (military conscription) forced a hiatus. He then earned a Ph.D. in biology at Harvard University in 1978, studying under Richard Lewontin, and went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis with Timothy Prout. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007, and received the "Emperor Has No Clothes" award from the Freedom from Religion Foundation in 2011.
Coyne has served as President (2011) and Vice President (1996) of the Society for the Study of Evolution, and as Associate Editor of Evolution (1985–1988; 1994–2000) and The American Naturalist (1990–1993). He currently teaches evolutionary biology, speciation, genetic analysis, social issues and scientific knowledge, scientific speaking and writing.
His work is widely published in scientific journals as well as in such mainstream venues as The New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and The New Republic. His research interests include population and evolutionary genetics, speciation, ecological and quantitative genetics, chromosome evolution, and sperm competition.
Coyne is a critic of creationism, theistic evolution, and intelligent design, which he calls "the latest pseudoscientific incarnation of religious creationism, cleverly crafted by a new group of enthusiasts to circumvent recent legal restrictions".
He is concerned about a disconnect between what the public believes about evolution and what scientists believe about evolution. He states the value of studying evolution is in the true story of our origins and its value in restoring wonder in people.
In a 1996 critique of the theory of Intelligent Design creationism, Coyne wrote his first large New Republic article on Of Pandas and People (a book review) which started a long history of writing on evolution and creationism.
Coyne lists the following evidence for evolution, as detailed in his book and elsewhere:
- Fossil record
- Molecular biology
- Presence of Vestigial organs
- Sequence similarity between species that are also observed as a time dependent change in junk DNA
Transitional fossils provide rich evidence for evolution. These items were predicted in 1871 by Darwin, and later were found to include:
- Tiktaalik (transition between fish and amphibians)
- Ichthyostega (transition between amphibians and reptiles)
- Mammal like reptiles (not classified one or the other)
- Reptiles and birds
- Early human fossils with ape like skulls
- Series of terrestrial fossils between land animals and whales
The evidence not only includes these transitional fossils but the fact that they occur in the fossil record at times between their putative ancestors and their more modern relatives.
Born to Jewish parents, Coyne considers himself a secular Jew, and an outspoken proponent of atheism, metaphysical naturalism and the conflict thesis. He claims that religion and science are fundamentally incompatible, that only rational evaluation of evidence is capable of reliably discovering the world and the way it works, and that scientists who hold religious views are only reflective of the idea "that people can hold two conflicting notions in their heads at the same time". He has argued that the incompatibility of science and faith is based on irreconcilable differences in methodology, philosophy, and outcomes when they try to discern truths about the universe.
As well as evolution-related topics, his blog Why Evolution Is True, discusses atheism, the incompatibility of science and religion, science, and other topics. He has frequently participated in public forums and cross-fire debates with theists.
Coyne comments and responds to critics of science and evolution. In a recent rebuttal, he clearly identifies his reasons for skeptical reasoning.
all scientific progress requires a climate of strong skepticism.—J.A. Coyne, The New Republic
He offers criticism of creationists who appear closed minded by adhering to a literal Biblical view. He questions the creationist concept of animals diverging only within kinds, which is in itself an admission of transitional intermediates between very different groups (i.e., whales and their terrestrial relatives) found throughout the fossil record.
we have many examples of transitional fossils between what anyone would consider different kinds: fish and amphibians (like Tiktaalik, which Nye mentioned), between amphibians and reptiles, between reptiles and mammals, between reptiles and birds, between land animals and whales, and of course, between early and modern humans, with early fossils showing intermediacy between the features of apelike ancestors and modern humans.—J.A. Coyne, The New Republic
Coyne believes that both sides of such debates between evolutionists and young earth creationists could benefit from a better understanding of the fossil record and for modern tools such as Isochron dating. He considers that the inability of creationists to address these subjects fully suggests that "religion can poison one's mind so deeply that it becomes immunized to the real truth about the cosmos."
Noteworthy scientific papers
Coyne is a prolific author and comentator, with many hundreds of technical presentations, invited commentaries, and miscellaneous publications. Of particular focus are publications related to evolution, the origin of species, evolutionary genetics, and associated theories. This theme appears across Coyne's research and technical writing, especially in Evolution, the International Journal of Organic Evolution.
- Coyne, Jerry A.; H. Allen Orr (2004-06-30). Speciation. Sinauer Associates Inc., Sunderland, Mass. ISBN 0-87893-089-2.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (2009-01-22). Why Evolution is True. Viking, New York (USA); Oxford University Press, Oxford (UK). ISBN 0-19-923084-6. OCLC 233549529.
The New Republic
- "The faith that dares not speak its name: The Case Against Intelligent Design.", The New Republic
- "Ann Coulter and Charles Darwin. Coultergeist.", The New Republic
- "Seeing and Believing: The never-ending attempt to reconcile science and religion, and why it is doomed to fail.", The New Republic
- The Great Mutator", The New Republic (Review of Michael Behe's The Edge of Evolution)
- "A Letter to Charles Darwin" OUP Blog (celebrating the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth)
- Cat travel week: home again (lab cats) (Jerry Coyne, Why Evolution Is True, 2010-09-17)
- Jerry A. Coyne; H. Allen Orr (1 January 2004). Speciation. Sinauer Associates, Incorporated Publishers. ISBN 978-0-87893-089-0. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- Jerry A. Coyne (22 January 2009). Why Evolution is True. Oxford University Press. pp. 8–. ISBN 978-0-19-164384-2. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
- "Flytree". academictree.org. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
- "Jerry Coyne". Edge.org. 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
- "Best Sellers Hardcover Nonfiction". New York Times. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- Jerry, Coyne. "Why Evolution Is True". Jerry Coyne. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry (February 12, 2009). "Why Evolution Is True". Forbes. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- Does the empirical nature of science contradict the revelatory nature of faith? (2009, Edge.org),
- Zepps, Josh (June 16, 2006). "Jerry Coyne - The Case Against Intelligent Design". Point of Inquiry. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry (July 1, 2007). "The Faith that Dare Not Speak its Name". The New Republic. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
- Smith, Adrian A. "Episode 7 Jerry Coyne". Age of Discovery Podcast. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- Andrews, Seth. "Why Evolution is True (with Dr. Jerry Coyne)". Retrieved 18 February 2014.
- Jerry, Coyne. "Stupid religious rule #11734, and a note on my ancestry". http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/. Jerry Coyne. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
- Jerry, Coyne. "Ceci n’est pas un blog". http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
- CHOPRA, DEEPAK; JERRY A. COYNE (NOVEMBER 18, 2013). "Deepak Chopra Responds to Pseudoscience Allegations. Jerry Coyne Fires Back.". http://www.newrepublic.com/. New Republic. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
- Jerry, Coyne. "Bill Nye Won Last Night's Creationism Debate". The New Republic. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- Nature International Weekly Journal Of Science
- Coyne, Jerry A. (25 April 1985). "The genetic basis of Haldane's rule". Nature 314: 736–7388. doi:10.1038/314736a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (29 September 1988). "A couple of cross-pollinators". Nature 335: 467–467. doi:10.1038/335467a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (20 April 1989). "Protean evolution". Nature 338: 672–672. doi:10.1038/338672a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (28 September 1989). "The European identity". Nature 341: 363–363. doi:10.1038/341363a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (1 March 1990). "Endless forms most beautiful". Nature 344: 30–30. doi:10.1038/344030a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (6 February 1992). "Genetics and speciation". Nature 355: 511–515. doi:10.1038/355511a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (28 May 1992). "Much ado about species". Nature 357: 289–290. doi:10.1038/357289a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (22 July 1993). "Recognizing species". Nature 364: 298–298. doi:10.1038/364298a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (19 May 1994). "Rules for Haldane's rule". Nature 369: 189–190. doi:10.1038/369189a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (31 August 1995). "Speciation in monkeyflowers". Nature 376: 726–727. doi:10.1038/376726a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (19 September 1996). "God in the details". Nature 383: 227–228. doi:10.1038/383227a0. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (29 April 1999). "The self-centred meme". Nature 398: 767–768. doi:10.1038/19677. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A.; Catherine S. C. Price, Kelly A. Dyer (29 July 1999). "Sperm competition between Drosophila males involves both displacement and incapacitation". Nature 400: 449–452. doi:10.1038/22755. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (2001). "Creationism by Stealth". Nature 410 (6830): 745–746. doi:10.1038/35071144.
- Coyne, Jerry A.; Anna Llopart, Susannah Elwyn (26 September 2002). "Fruitflies (Communication arising): Pigmentation and mate choice in Drosophila". Nature 419: 360–360. doi:10.1038/419360a. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A. (18 May 2005). "When science meets religion in the classroom". Nature 435: 275–275. doi:10.1038/435275a. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A.; Matthew Cobb (27 August 2008). "Atheism could be science's contribution to religion". Nature 454: 1049–1049. doi:10.1038/4541049d. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A.; Steven Shapin, Rita Colwell, Martin Nowak, Jerry Ravetz & + et al. (24 September 2008). "Which science book should the next US president read?". Nature 455: 464–467. doi:10.1038/455464b. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Coyne, Jerry A.; David Poeppel, Mike Brown, Susan Solomon, Ming-Wei Wang, + et al. (29 July 2009). "A break from the bench". Nature 460: 574–577. doi:10.1038/460574a. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- Recent Publications
- Moehring, A. J., A. Llopart, S. Elwyn, J. A. Coyne and T. F. C. Mackay. 2006. Genetic basis of prezygotic reproductive isolation between Drosophila santomea and D. yakuba due to mating preference. Genetics 173:215-223.
- Coyne, J. A. and S. Elwyn. 2006. Does the desaturase-2 locus in Drosophila melanogaster cause adaptation and sexual isolation? Evolution 60:279-291.
- Coyne, J. A., and S. Elwyn. 2006. Desaturase-2, environmental adaptation, and sexual isolation in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 60:626-627.
- Watson, E., E. Rodewald, and J. A. Coyne. 2007. The courtship song of Drosophila santomea and a comparison to its sister species D. yakuba. Eur. J. Entomology 104:145-148
- Noor, M. A. F. and J. A. Coyne. 2007. Speciation in the new millennium: What’s left to know? Israel J. Ecol. Evolution 52: 431-441.
- Hoekstra, H. E. and J. A. Coyne. 2007. The locus of evolution: evo devo and the genetics of adaptation. Evolution 61: 995-1016.
- Coyne, J. A. 2008. Short guide: sympatric speciation. Curr. Biol. 17:r787-r788.
- Drosophila 12 genomes consortium. (many authors, including myself). 2008.
- Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny. Nature 450:203-218.
- Coyne, J. A., E. H. Kay, and S. Pruett-Jones. 2008. The genetic basis of sexual dimorphism in birds. Evolution 62:214-219.
- Matute, D. R., C. J. Novak, and J. A. Coyne. 2009. Temperature-based extrinsic reproductive isolation in two species of Drosophila. Evolution 63:595-612.
- Matute, D. R., I. A. Butler, and J. A. Coyne 2009. Little or no effect of the tan locus on pigmentation levels in viable female hybrids between Drosophila santomea and D. melanogaster. Cell 139:1181-1188
- Matute, D. R. and J. A. Coyne. 2010. Intrinsic reproductive isolation between two species of Drosophila. Evolution 64:903-920.
- D. R. Matute, I. A. Butler, D. A. Turissini and J. A. Coyne. 2010. A test of the snowball theory for the rate of evolution of hybrid incompatibilities. Science 329:1518-1521. (Subject of News & Views in Nature doi: 10.1038/news.2010.476)
- Coyne, J. A. 2010. The evolutionary calculus of depression. Psychiatric Times 27:32-33. http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/depression/content/article/10168/1575333
- Coyne, J. A. 2012. Science, religion, and society: the problem of evolution in America. Evolution 66:2654-2663. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01664.x/pdf
- Butlin, R. K., M. Saura, G. Charrier, B. Jackson, C. André, A. Caballero, J. A. Coyne, J. Gallindo, J. W. Grahame, J. Hollander, P. Kemppainen, M. Martínez-Fernández, M. Panova, H. Quesada, K. Johannesson, and E. Rolán-Alvarez. 2013. Parallel evolution of local adaptation and reproductive isolation in the face of gene flow. Evolution, in press.
- Selection of recent miscellaneous commentaries and publications
- Coyne, J. A. 2010. Science and religion aren’t friends (op-ed). USA Today, Oct. 10, p.11A. Also at http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-10-11-column11_ST_N.htm
- Coyne, J. A. 2010. Getting better all the time. Review of What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly. Sunday New York Times Book Review, Nov. 7, 2010, p. 38. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/books/review/Coyne-t.html?_r=1&ref=books
- La militanza di Jerry Coyne per la teorie di Darwin, Interview in Il Manifesto (written questions on evolution). 11 Feb. 2011 Pp. 11-12.
- Coyne, J. A. 2011. Martin Rees and the Templeton travesty. The Guardian, April 6, 2011 http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2011/apr/06/prize-mug-martin-rees-templeton
- Coyne, J. A. 2011. “Faith no more” (mini-essay about religious disbelief). New Statesman, July 25, 2011. http://www.newstatesman.com/religion/2011/07/god-evidence-believe-world
- Coyne, J. A. 2011. You can be good without God. Invited op-ed, USA Today, August 2, 2011, p. 10A. http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2011-07-31-atheism-morality-evolution-religion_n.htm Reprinted (in German) in Tagesspiegel, Sept. 23, 2011. http://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/die-wurzel-des-guten/4654438.html
- Coyne, J.A. 2011. Speciation in a small space. (Invited commentary on Papadopulos et al. 2011, Speciation with gene flow on Lord Howe Island, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.), Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci USA 108:12975-12976.
- Coyne, J. A. 2011. Can Darwinism improve Binghamton? (Review of The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time). New York Times Sunday Book Review, Sept. 11, 2011, p. 24. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/books/review/the-neighborhood-project-by-david-sloan-wilson-book-review.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
- Matute, D., D. Turissini, and J. A. Coyne. 2011. Response to comment on “A test of the snowball theory for the evolution of hybrid incompatibilities.” Science 33:1576.
- Coyne, J. A. 2012. Why you don’t really have free will. USA Today: Jan. 2, 2012. http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-01-01/free-will-science-religion/52317624/1
- Abbot, P. et al. (137 authors). Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature (Brief communication), 471:E1-E3 (Mar. 24, 2011).
- Coyne, J. A. You don’t have free will. Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 18, 2012. http://chronicle.com/article/Jerry-A-Coyne/131165/
- Coyne, J. A. 2012. Questions at the frontiers of evolutionary biology. BBC Focus 245:32-33. (August).
- Coyne, J.A. 2012. “El oficio de la ciencia es no ser dogmática”. Interview with Jerry Coyne. Órbitas Cientificas 1(10):64-66. http://www.editoraneutrina.com/Editora_Neutrina/Orbitas_Cientificas_files/Edición 10.pdf
- Coyne, J. A. 2013. “Genes first” (Review of The Social Conquest of Earth by E. O. Wilson). Times Literary Supplement 4731 (1 Feb. 2013), p. 32.
- Coyne, J. A. 2013. Rock and roll is dead. Huffington Post (front page), August 28, 2013. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jerry-a-coyne/rock-and-roll-is-dead_b_3832003.html
- Coyne, J. A. 2013. No faith in science. Slate, Nov. 14, 2013. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/11/faith_in_science_and_religion_truth_authority_and_the_orderliness_of_nature.html?wpisrc=burger_bar
- Publications in Evolution, the International Journal of Organic Evolution
- Coyne, J.A. and H.A. Orr. 1989. Patterns of speciation in Drosophila. Evolution 43: 362-381. 
- Coyne, A.J. 1994. Ernst Mayr and the origin of species. Evolution, 51: 19-30. 
- Coyne, A.J. and H.A. Orr. 1997. "Patterns of speciation in Drosophila" Revisited. Evolution, 51: 295-303. 
- Coyne, A.J. and T.D. Price. 2000. Little evidence for sympatric speciation in island birds. Evolution, 54: 2166-2171. 
- Price, C.S.C., C.H. Kim, J. Posluszny and J.A. Coyne . 2000. Mechanisms of conspecific sperm precedence in Drosophila. Evolution, 54: 2028-2037. 
- Price, C.S.C., C.H. Kim, C.J. Gronlund and J.A. Coyne . 2001. Cryptic reproductive isolation in the Drosophila simulans species complex. Evolution, 55: 81-92. 
- Llopart, A., S. Elwyn, D. Lachaise and J.A. Coyne . 2002. Genetics of a difference in pigmentation between Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea. Evolution, 56: 2262-2277. 
- Hudson, R.D. and J.A. Coyne . 2002. Mathematical consequences of the genealogical species concept. Evolution, 56: 1557-1565. 
- Coyne J.A. , S.Y. Kim, A.S. Chang, D. Lachaise and S. Elwyn. 2002. Sexual isolation between two siblings with overlapping ranges: Drosophila santomea and D. yakuba Evolution 56: 2424-2434. 
- Coyne, J. A. , S. Elwyn, and E. Rolan-Alvarez. 2005. Sexual isolation between Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea: effects of environment and experimental design. Evolution 59: 2588-2601. 
- Llopart, A., D. Lachaise, and J. A. Coyne . 2005. Multilocus analysis of introgression between two sympatric sister species of Drosophila, D. yakuba and D. santomea. Genetics 171:197-210. 
- Llopart, A., D. Lachaise, and J. A. Coyne . 2005. An anomalous hybrid zone in Drosophila. Evolution 59:2602-2607. 
- Coyne, J. A ., and S. Elwyn. 2006. Desaturase-2, environmental adaptation, and sexual isolation in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 60:626-627. 
- Hoekstra, H. E. and J. A. Coyne. 2007. The locus of evolution: evo devo and the genetics of adaptation. Evolution 61: 995-1016.
- Additional Noteworthy Publications
- Coyne, A.J. and H.A. Orr. 1998. The evolutionary genetics of speciation. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B: 287-305. 
- Turelli, M., N.H. Barton and J.A. Coyne . 2001. Theory and speciation. TRENDS in Ecology & Evolution, 16: 330-343. 
- Greenberg, A.J., J.R. Moran, J.A. Coyne and C-I. Wu. 2003. Ecological adaptation during incipient speciation revealed by precise gene replacement. Science 302: 1754-1757.
- Moehring, A.J., J. Li, M.D. Schug, S. Smith, M. deAngelis, T.F.C. Mackay and J.A. Coyne . 2004. Quantitative trait loci for sexual isolation between Drosophila and D. mauritiana. Genetics 167:1265-1274. 
- Coyne, J.A. , S. Elwyn, S.Y. Kim and A. Llopart. 2004. Genetic studies of two sister species in the Drosophila melanogaster subgroup, D. yakuba and D. santomea. Genet. Res., 84: 11-26. 
- Carbone, M. A., A. Llopart, M DeAngelis, J. A. Coyne and T. F. C. Mackay. 2005. Quantitative trait loci affecting the difference in pigmentation between Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea. Genetics 171: 211-225. 
- Moehring, A. J., A. Llopart, S. Elwyn, J. A. Coyne , and T. F. C. Mackay. 2006. The genetic basis of postzygotic reproductive isolation between Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea due to hybrid male sterility. Genetics 173:225-233. 
- Moehring, A. J., A. Llopart, S. Elwyn, J. A. Coyne, and T. F. C. Mackay. 2006. Genetic basis of prezygotic reproductive isolation between Drosophila santomea and D. yakuba due to mating preference. Genetics 173:215-223. 
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- 'Why Evolution Is True' by Jerry Coyne, April 14, 2012, video at ExChristian.net, 57 minutes.
- "Speciation" Publisher (Sinauer) listing.
- Video Lecture Why Evolution is True and Why Many People Still Don’t Believe It at Harvard University Museum of Natural History (Hosted by Vimeo), May 2, 2012, page includes lectures by Jack W. Szostak, Iain Couzin, and Randolph Nesse, 75 minutes.
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