By the way, while we are on the subject, I got a kick out of this interview. From the website:
This month marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. We discuss the facts supporting Darwinian evolution by natural selection with JERRY COYNE, Professor of University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution. His new book is “Why Evolution Is True.”
Follow the link to the website and search for February 13, 2009, or listen here (MP3).
Jerry Coyne was a year ahead of me at college; I knew him slightly. He probably wouldn’t remember me from Adam. If I remember correctly, he graduated with a 3.0 GPA in a college that used a three-point system (a “D” was no points). No easy feat anywhere, certainly not at my school.
He was brilliant and funny then.
He’s brilliant and funny and published now.