Discussion article for the meetup : Tel Aviv: Nick Lane's Vital Question
This time in LessWrong Tel Aviv, Daniel Armak will review Nick Lane's books on evolutionary biology. The abstract of the talk:
"The largest scale of biology contains many unexplained facts. Many important traits are exclusive to eukaryotes: large cell and genome size, internal complexity, multicellularity, sex and the haploid-diploid cell cycle, mitochondria, phagocytosis, and hundreds more. What is the relation between them? How did they evolve, why do all eukaryotes have them (or once had), and why don't any other cells have any of them? What are some of them even for? I will present a summary of Nick Lane's books, themselves a popular summary of other researchers, that attempts to answer many questions with one big answer."
The event will take place in the Cluster. Entrance is from Totzeret Haaretz street. Ring the doorbell on the brown door.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/435804276616336/
Contant number: +972542600919 (Vadim Kosoy)