The Reality Report: Episode 61

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Episode 61

The third in a series of episodes in which Jim Penny of the Oxford Botanic Garden joins me to discuss symbiosis and inter-species mutualism. We consider how mycorrhizal networks in forest ecosystems (as discussed last time) could possibly be explained by natural selection, before embarking on a fascinating tangent involving the Russian anarchist thinker Peter Kropotkin and his against-the-grain application of Darwinian theory to social organisation.

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