LISTEN: Dorion Sagan on the Evolution of Human Sex

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 12:16 pm by dpacheco

Sex.

It’s everywhere. You can’t avoid it. It’s in the media, magazines, TV, books, movies, on billboards, and of course, in your mind. And for the most part we just accept that the way it is is the way it is, and it makes perfect sense. But human copulation isn’t the only way to get down. Consider this: how exactly do bacteria knock boots?

Dorion Sagan, co-author of Death & Sex, talks about the evolutionary back and forth—the ins and outs, if you will—of sex, procreation, and what it all means in this interview with Jay Ackroyd, which originally aired as an interview on Second Life’s Virtually Speaking.

Dorion Sagan (b. 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American science writer, essayist, and theorist. He has written and co-authored many books on evolution, most recently Notes from the Holocene and Into the Cool, co-authored with Eric D.Schneider, on the subject of non-equilibrium thermodynamics. We will talk about his new book Death and Sex. (He wrote the Sex part.)

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