Years ago I remember talking to a young postdoc at Harvard who was studying how well college-level students understood the core principles of evolution. His findings were a bit shocking, revealing an alarmgingly high percentage of students with floppy foundations of the Lemerckian variety (i.e. momma giraffe stretches her neck to eat leaves and then passes down longer-neck genes to her babies :facepalm:).

My interests in evolution gather around the development of complex systemns of humans, non-human life, urban infrastructure, and technology. Essentially, how do human-technical ecosystems come into being, develop, and die? How well do each of us understand the principles of evolution? How is our understanding of evolution evolving, especially in regards to bio cultures interacting with our human-made ecologies (internet, urban infrastructure, languages)?