On this episode we discuss the ominous question, Why are the bees disappearing and are humans to blame?
We have a fascinating conversation on everything from the cellular stress responses of the honey bee, to how bug populations in general seem to be dwindling down, to what humans can do top help bolster the bee population.
Jonathan Snow is an assistant professor of biology who studies the cellular stress responses of the honey bee. Attaching the question of why the honey bee has face an increased rate of die off as of late.
Gareth Roberts is a professor within the field of linguists with focuses on things like language evolution and language change. We have a fascinating conversation on everything from how language works to how it evolves over to time, to what exactly linguists actually do. We also touch on sign language, artificial languages, and more.
David Liberles is a professor who focuses on comparative genomics. He talks to us today about comparative genomics, molecular evolution, misunderstandings about evolution, probability’s influence in biology and chemistry, determinism, the scientific method, and more.