I listen to podcasts and online lectures while cleaning my office. Here’s a two-part YouTube audio file which should interest many here, whether office-cleaning or not: the late British Museum paleontologist Colin Patterson’s famous (or notorious) 1981 talk at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC:
Part 1: YouTube
Part 2: YouTube
This is the talk where Patterson asked his famous question, “Can you tell me anything about evolution that is true?”
Caveats: (1) the photo in the YouTube file does not depict Patterson (the same erroneous photo turns up at Patterson’s Wiki entry). This is Patterson:
Caveat (2) – the audio file has significant room noise here and there. Those I’ve spoken to personally who attended the lecture (Niles Eldredge, Gareth Nelson, and Joel Cracraft) say that the AMNH lecture space was standing-room only. You can detect this by the late Donn Rosen’s introduction of his close friend Patterson. “There are two seats left,” Rosen says, indicating their locations.
Art Battson of Access Research Network plans to correct the photo error, and also upload a carefully-edited transcript of the talk soon.