Full Semester Podcast
About This Show
Welcome to the Full Semester Podcast. The Full semester podcast is a series that explores a single topic in roughly the same depth as a full semester college course. This semester we'll be exploring the topic of Evolution. There are three types of episodes: 1) Standard Lecture episodes, these are designed to be listened to in sequence, as they build upon the material from the previous week 2) Article discussions, these are stand-alone episodes that discuss a particular scientific article, these will sometimes be referenced in the main lecture series 3) Multi-voice podcast or random topic within evolution, completely stand alone.
I hope you'll join me to learn a little bit about this incredibly impactful subject, and I hope that you'll learn something that changes your life.
Most Recent Episode
Lecture 5: Bring on the math
6 days ago
Today is going to be a long one because of math explanations, it should probably also be one where you have a piece of paper that you can write things on, because of the math. I'll be reading the equations etc. slowly so that you can write them down, but also so that you can take a second or two to understand what I'm saying each time before moving on to the next topic. So why is there so much math today? Well, it's because today we'll be talking about population genetics. Population genetics is the math that we use to understand the evolutionary dynamics that happen in populations. This is one of the pieces of Evolution that I use constantly in my own work, and it's the place where you start to really understand how these four forces work. So let's dive in and learn about population genetics in Lecture #5: Bring on the Math.