Why do scientists often follow unforeseen paths? Biologist Niles Eldredge talks with Karina

We met with Dr. Niles Eldredge to discuss ways to help students relax and not fret over their futures, and much more. Enjoy!

Why do scientists often follow unforeseen paths? Biologist Niles Eldredge talks with Karina

Evolution expert Niles Eldredge discusses the winding pathway his interests took and how he found evolution’s “boring details” and geology fascinating, which led him into biology. He shares how ideas in evolution branched out, including his groundbreaking work in punctuated equilibrium, and he counsels why students should relax and not fret so much about their futures.

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Karina Macosko’s Interview with Biologist, Dr. Niles Eldredge