Kirk, Spock and Darwin – Scientific American

Welcome to Scientific American’s Science Converse, posted on February 12th, 2020. I’m Steve Mirsky. It’s Darwin Day—Charles Darwin was born on this date in 1809. So we’ll discuss a little bit about evolution on this episode, but in a fun way:


No, we won’t be conversing to Kirk or McCoy. But we will chat with Mohamed Noor. He’s a biologist at Duke College specializing in genetics and evolution. And he’s the writer of the 2018 reserve Reside Long and Evolve: What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Evolution, Genetics, and Lifestyle on Other Worlds. The paperback version is coming out on February twenty fiveth. We spoke by mobile phone.


More with Noor…after this brief split.

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Mohamed Noor will be speaking on Star Trek: The Cruise IV, a week-very long excursion leaving from Miami March 1st. Which is it for this episode. Get your science news at our web page, The place you’ll also discover a bunch of articles or blog posts in our archives on the science of Star Trek. Really don’t forget about to abide by us on Twitter, in which you’ll get a tweet any time a new merchandise hits the web page. Our twitter title is @sciam.

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