Jerry Coyne

Jerry Coyne

Jerry Coyne
Jerry Coyne at the University of Chicago, August 2006, with the "lab cat"[1] Dusty.
Born

(1949-12-30) December 30, 1949

Residence Chicago
Citizenship American
Nationality American
Fields Ecology and Evolution
Institutions University of Chicago, University of Maryland
Alma mater College of William & Mary, Harvard University (Ph.D)
Doctoral advisor Richard Lewontin
Notable students H. Allen Orr, Mohamed Noor
Known for

Speciation and evolutionary genetics, particularly as they involve the fruit fly, Drosophila, and the books:

  • Speciation[2]
  • Why Evolution Is True[3]
  • Faith versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible[4]
Influences Bruce Grant, Richard Lewontin, Garnett R. "Jack" Brooks
Influenced H. Allen Orr, Kelly Dyer, Catherine Price, Audrey Chang, Mohamed Noor, Daniel R. Matute[5]
Notable awards Recipient, Richard Dawkins Award, 2015
Website
WhyEvolutionIsTrue
Notes

Contributor to popular publications including The New Republic, The New York Times Literary Supplement, Wired, The Skeptical Inquirer, and Edge Foundation, Inc. He is a member of the Genetics Society of America, Society for the Study of Evolution, and American Society of Naturalists.

recorded in February 2014

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Jerry Allen Coyne (born December 30, 1949) is an American professor of biology, known for his commentary on intelligent design. A prolific scientist and author, he has published dozens of papers elucidating the theory of evolution. He is currently a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution. His concentration is speciation and ecological and evolutionary genetics, particularly as they involve the fruit fly, Drosophila.[6] He is the author of the text Speciation and the bestselling non-fiction book Why Evolution Is True.[7] Coyne maintains a website also called Why Evolution Is True.[8] He self-identifies as a determinist of the incompatibilistic variety.[9]

Contents

  • Scientific work 1
  • Atheism 2
  • Pseudoscience critic 3
  • Publications 4
    • Noteworthy scientific papers 4.1
    • Books 4.2
    • The New Republic 4.3
    • Other 4.4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Scientific work

Coyne graduated with a B.S. in biology from the College of William & Mary in 1971. He started graduate work at Rockefeller University under Theodosius Dobzhansky before logistical complications (military conscription) forced a hiatus. He then earned a Ph.D. in biology at Harvard University in 1978, studying under Richard Lewontin, and went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis with Timothy Prout. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007, and received the "Emperor Has No Clothes" award from the Freedom from Religion Foundation in 2011.

Coyne has served as President (2011) and Vice President (1996) of the Society for the Study of Evolution, and as Associate Editor of Evolution (1985–1988; 1994–2000) and of The American Naturalist (1990–1993). As of 2015 he teaches evolutionary biology, speciation, genetic analysis, social issues and scientific knowledge, scientific speaking and writing.

His work is widely published in scientific journals as well as in such mainstream venues as The New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and The New Republic. His research interests include population and evolutionary genetics, speciation, ecological and quantitative genetics, chromosome evolution, and sperm competition.

Coyne is a critic of creationism, theistic evolution, and intelligent design, which he calls "the latest pseudoscientific incarnation of religious creationism, cleverly crafted by a new group of enthusiasts to circumvent recent legal restrictions".[10][11][12][13]

He is concerned about a disconnect between what the public believes about evolution and what scientists believe about evolution. He states the value of studying evolution is in the true story of our origins and its value in restoring wonder in people.require('Module:No globals')

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In a 1996 critique of the theory of intelligent-design creationism, Coyne wrote his first large New Republic article on Of Pandas and People (a book review), which started a long history of writing on evolution and creationism.[14]

Coyne lists the following evidence for evolution, as detailed in his book and elsewhere:

Transitional fossils provide rich evidence for evolution.[15] Charles Darwin predicted such fossils in 1859, and those later identified as such include:

  • Tiktaalik (transition between fish and amphibians)
  • Ichthyostega (transition between amphibians and reptiles)
  • Mammal-like reptiles (not classified one or the other)
  • Archaeopteryx (transition between reptiles and birds)
  • Ambulocetus (transition between land mammals and whales)[16]
  • Early human fossils with ape-like skulls
  • Series of terrestrial fossils between land animals and whales

The evidence not only includes these transitional fossils but the fact that they occur in the fossil record at times between their putative ancestors and their more modern relatives.

The Ecuadoran frog Atelopus coynei is named after Coyne. He collected the holotype in a swamp on a frogging trip to western Ecuador as a student in the late 1970s.

Atheism

Born to Jewish parents, Coyne considers himself a secular Jew,[17] and an outspoken proponent of atheism, metaphysical naturalism and the conflict thesis. He claims that religion and science are fundamentally incompatible, that only rational evaluation of evidence is capable of reliably discovering the world and the way it works, and that scientists who hold religious views are only reflective of the idea "that people can hold two conflicting notions in their heads at the same time". He has argued that the incompatibility of science and faith is based on irreconcilable differences in methodology, philosophy, and outcomes when they try to discern truths about the universe.

As well as evolution-related topics, his blog Why Evolution Is True[18] discusses atheism, the incompatibility of science and religion, science, and other topics. He has frequently participated in public forums and cross-fire debates with theists.

Pseudoscience critic

Jerry Coyne (at podium), at "The Amaz!ng Meeting 2013"
Jerry Coyne and Richard Dawkins with Hemant Mehta (at podium), at "An Appetite for Wonder - An Evening with Richard Dawkins." 10/03/13. -Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

Coyne comments and responds to critics of science and evolution. In a recent rebuttal,[19] he clearly identifies his reasons for skeptical reasoning.

all scientific progress requires a climate of strong skepticism.
— J.A. Coyne, The New Republic

He offers criticism of creationists who appear closed minded by adhering to a literal Biblical view.[20] He questions the creationist concept of animals diverging only within kinds, which is in itself an admission of transitional intermediates between very different groups (i.e., whales and their terrestrial relatives) found throughout the fossil record.

we have many examples of transitional fossils between what anyone would consider different kinds: fish and amphibians (like Tiktaalik, which Nye mentioned), between amphibians and reptiles, between reptiles and mammals, between reptiles and birds, between land animals and whales, and of course, between early and modern humans, with early fossils showing intermediacy between the features of apelike ancestors and modern humans.
— J.A. Coyne, The New Republic

Coyne believes that both sides of such debates between evolutionists and young earth creationists could benefit from a better understanding of the fossil record and for modern tools such as Isochron dating. He considers that the inability of creationists to address these subjects fully suggests that "religion can poison one's mind so deeply that it becomes immunized to the real truth about the cosmos."[20]

Publications

Noteworthy scientific papers

Coyne's peer-reviewed scientific publications include numerous papers in Nature[21] and Science as well as recent publications from other journals.[22]

Coyne is a prolific author and commentator, with many hundreds of technical presentations, invited commentaries, and miscellaneous publications.[23] Of particular focus are publications related to evolution, the origin of species, evolutionary genetics, and associated theories. This theme appears across Coyne's research and technical writing, especially in Evolution, the International Journal of Organic Evolution.[24][25]

Books

The New Republic

  • "The faith that dares not speak its name: The Case Against Intelligent Design.", The New Republic
  • "Ann Coulter and Charles Darwin. Coultergeist.", The New Republic
  • "Seeing and Believing: The never-ending attempt to reconcile science and religion, and why it is doomed to fail.", The New Republic
  • The Great Mutator", The New Republic (Review of Michael Behe's The Edge of Evolution)

Other

  • "A Letter to Charles Darwin" OUP Blog (celebrating the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth)
  • Coyne writes prolifically on his website at Why Evolution Is True, posting several times on most days. Topics range from debunking creationist theories, promotion of reason and scientific inquiry, commentary on interesting academic papers and scientific research, to fine food and his love of cats. As of August 2015 more than 35,000 readers follow the website.
  • On March 4, 2015, it was announced that Coyne was awarded the Richard Dawkins Award.[26]
  • On 30 September 2015 (coincidentally International Blasphemy Day), Coyne announced to readers of his website that he was retiring from teaching and academics. As a Professor Emeritus, he will continue the 'Why Evolution Is True'-website, write, lecture and travel.

References


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local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


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local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


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function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p
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  22. ^ Recent Publications
    • Coyne, J. A. 2008. Short guide: sympatric speciation" Curr. Biol 17:r787-r788.
    • Drosophila 12 genomes consortium. (many authors, including myself). 2008.
    • Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny" Nature 450:203-218.
    • (Subject of News & Views in Nature doi: 10.1038/news.2010.476)
    • Butlin, R. K., M. Saura, G. Charrier, B. Jackson, C. André, A. Caballero, J. A. Coyne, J. Gallindo, J. W. Grahame, J. Hollander, P. Kemppainen, M. Martínez-Fernández, M. Panova, H. Quesada, K. Johannesson, and E. Rolán-Alvarez. 2013. Parallel evolution of local adaptation and reproductive isolation in the face of gene flow. Evolution, in press.
  23. ^ Selection of recent miscellaneous commentaries and publications
    • Coyne, J. A. 2010. Science and religion aren’t friends (op-ed). USA Today, Oct. 10, p.11A. Also at http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-10-11-column11_ST_N.htm
    • Coyne, J. A. 2010. Getting better all the time. Review of What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly. Sunday New York Times Book Review, Nov. 7, 2010, p. 38. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/books/review/Coyne-t.html?_r=1&ref=books
    • La militanza di Jerry Coyne per la teorie di Darwin, Interview in Il Manifesto (written questions on evolution). 11 Feb. 2011 Pp. 11-12.
    • Coyne, J. A. 2011. Martin Rees and the Templeton travesty. The Guardian, April 6, 2011 http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2011/apr/06/prize-mug-martin-rees-templeton
    • Coyne, J. A. 2011. "Faith no more" (mini-essay about religious disbelief). New Statesman, July 25, 2011. http://www.newstatesman.com/religion/2011/07/god-evidence-believe-world
    • Coyne, J. A. 2011. You can be good without God. Invited op-ed, USA Today, August 2, 2011, p. 10A. http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2011-07-31-atheism-morality-evolution-religion_n.htm Reprinted (in German) in Tagesspiegel, Sept. 23, 2011. http://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/die-wurzel-des-guten/4654438.html
    • Coyne, J. A. 2011. Can Darwinism improve Binghamton? (Review of The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time). New York Times Sunday Book Review, Sept. 11, 2011, p. 24. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/books/review/the-neighborhood-project-by-david-sloan-wilson-book-review.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
    • Coyne, J. A. 2012. Why you don’t really have free will. USA Today: Jan. 2, 2012. http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-01-01/free-will-science-religion/52317624/1
    • Abbot, P. et al. (137 authors). Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature (Brief communication), 471:E1-E3 (Mar. 24, 2011).
    • Coyne, J. A. You don’t have free will. Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 18, 2012. http://chronicle.com/article/Jerry-A-Coyne/131165/
    • Coyne, J. A. 2012. Questions at the frontiers of evolutionary biology. BBC Focus 245:32-33. (August).
    • Coyne, J.A. 2012. "El oficio de la ciencia es no ser dogmática". Interview with Jerry Coyne. Órbitas Cientificas 1(10):64-66. http://www.editoraneutrina.com/Editora_Neutrina/Orbitas_Cientificas_files/Edición 10.pdf
    • Coyne, J. A. 2013. "Genes first" (Review of The Social Conquest of Earth by E. O. Wilson). Times Literary Supplement 4731 (1 Feb. 2013), p. 32.
    • Coyne, J. A. 2013. Rock and roll is dead. Huffington Post (front page), August 28, 2013. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jerry-a-coyne/rock-and-roll-is-dead_b_3832003.html
    • Coyne, J. A. 2013. No faith in science. Slate, Nov. 14, 2013. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/11/faith_in_science_and_religion_truth_authority_and_the_orderliness_of_nature.html?wpisrc=burger_bar
  24. ^ Publications in Evolution, the International Journal of Organic Evolution
    • Coyne, J.A. and H.A. Orr. 1989. Patterns of speciation in Drosophila. Evolution 43: 362-381. [1]
    • Coyne, A.J. 1994. Ernst Mayr and the origin of species. Evolution, 51: 19-30. [2]
    • Coyne, A.J. and H.A. Orr. 1997. "Patterns of speciation in Drosophila" Revisited. Evolution, 51: 295-303. [3]
    • Coyne, A.J. and T.D. Price. 2000. Little evidence for sympatric speciation in island birds. Evolution, 54: 2166-2171. [4]
    • Price, C.S.C., C.H. Kim, J. Posluszny and J.A. Coyne . 2000. Mechanisms of conspecific sperm precedence in Drosophila. Evolution, 54: 2028-2037. [5]
    • Price, C.S.C., C.H. Kim, C.J. Gronlund and J.A. Coyne . 2001. Cryptic reproductive isolation in the Drosophila simulans species complex. Evolution, 55: 81-92. [6]
    • Llopart, A., S. Elwyn, D. Lachaise and J.A. Coyne . 2002. Genetics of a difference in pigmentation between Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea. Evolution, 56: 2262-2277. [7]
    • Hudson, R.D. and J.A. Coyne . 2002. Mathematical consequences of the genealogical species concept. Evolution, 56: 1557-1565. [8]
    • Coyne J.A. , S.Y. Kim, A.S. Chang, D. Lachaise and S. Elwyn. 2002. Sexual isolation between two siblings with overlapping ranges: Drosophila santomea and D. yakuba Evolution 56: 2424-2434. [9]
    • Coyne, J. A. , S. Elwyn, and E. Rolan-Alvarez. 2005. Sexual isolation between Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea: effects of environment and experimental design. Evolution 59: 2588-2601. [10]
    • Llopart, A., D. Lachaise, and J. A. Coyne . 2005. Multilocus analysis of introgression between two sympatric sister species of Drosophila, D. yakuba and D. santomea. Genetics 171:197-210. [11]
    • Llopart, A., D. Lachaise, and J. A. Coyne . 2005. An anomalous hybrid zone in Drosophila. Evolution 59:2602-2607. [12]
    • Coyne, J. A ., and S. Elwyn. 2006. Desaturase-2, environmental adaptation, and sexual isolation in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 60:626-627. [13]
    • Hoekstra, H. E. and J. A. Coyne. 2007. The locus of evolution: evo devo and the genetics of adaptation. Evolution 61: 995-1016.[14]
  25. ^ Additional Noteworthy Publications
    • Coyne, A.J. and H.A. Orr. 1998. The evolutionary genetics of speciation. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B: 287-305. [15]
    • Turelli, M., N.H. Barton and J.A. Coyne . 2001. Theory and speciation. TRENDS in Ecology & Evolution, 16: 330-343. [16]
  26. ^

External links

  • Why Evolution is True
  • Faculty website at the University of Chicago
  • 'Why Evolution Is True' by Jerry Coyne, April 14, 2012, video at ExChristian.net, 57 minutes.
  • "Speciation" Publisher (Sinauer) listing.
  • Video Lecture Why Evolution is True and Why Many People Still Don’t Believe It at Harvard University Museum of Natural History (Hosted by Vimeo), May 2, 2012, page includes lectures by Jack W. Szostak, Iain Couzin, and Randolph Nesse, 75 minutes.
  • Q&A with Jerry Coyne (along with Mohamed Noor) Sep 11, 2012 on YouTube, 30 minutes. ( Page will play audio when loaded)
  • Meet the Amazing TAMers: Jerry Coyne Part 1 on YouTube(interview by Joel Guttormson, Outreach and Event Coordinator for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science) Dec 16, 2013, 8 minutes. ( Page will play audio when loaded)
  • Meet the Amazing TAMers: Jerry Coyne Part 2 on YouTube(interview by Joel Guttormson, Outreach and Event Coordinator for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science) Dec 16, 2013, 4 minutes. ( Page will play audio when loaded)
  • Meet the Amazing TAMers: Jerry Coyne Part 3 on YouTube(interview by Joel Guttormson, Outreach and Event Coordinator for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science) Dec 16, 2013, 7 minutes. ( Page will play audio when loaded)