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Professor and Head of the Evolutionary Biology Group at the University of Reading

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 Mark Pagel Biography

Mark Pagel builds statistical models to examine the evolutionary processes imprinted in human behavior, from genomics to the emergence of complex systems -- to culture. His latest work examines the parallels between linguistic and biological evolution by applying methods of phylogenetics, or the study of evolutionary relatedness among groups, essentially viewing language as a culturally transmitted replicator with many of the same properties we find in genes. He’s looking for patterns in the rates of evolution of language elements, and hoping to find the social factors that influence trends of language evolution.

 

At the University of Reading, Pagel heads the Evolution Laboratory in the biology department, where he explores such questions as, "Why would humans evolve a system of communication that prevents them with communicating with other members of the same species?" He has used statistical methods to reconstruct features of dinosaur genomes, and to infer ancestral features of genes and proteins.

He says: "Just as we have highly conserved genes, we have highly conserved words. Language shows a truly remarkable fidelity."

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Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind

Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind

Wired for Culture

Wired for Culture

Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics

Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics

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Mark Pagel

Professor and Head of the Evolutionary Biology Group at the University of Reading

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Mark Pagel Biography

Mark Pagel builds statistical models to examine the evolutionary processes imprinted in human behavior, from genomics to the emergence of complex systems -- to culture. His latest work examines the parallels between linguistic and biological evolution by applying methods of phylogenetics, or the study of evolutionary relatedness among groups, essentially viewing language as a culturally transmitted replicator with many of the same properties we find in genes. He’s looking for patterns in the rates of evolution of language elements, and hoping to find the social factors that influence trends of language evolution.

 

At the University of Reading, Pagel heads the Evolution Laboratory in the biology department, where he explores such questions as, "Why would humans evolve a system of communication that prevents them with communicating with other members of the same species?" He has used statistical methods to reconstruct features of dinosaur genomes, and to infer ancestral features of genes and proteins.

He says: "Just as we have highly conserved genes, we have highly conserved words. Language shows a truly remarkable fidelity."

Mark Pagel Videos

  • Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity
    http://www.ted.com Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that...
  • The Rise of the Speaking Machine - Human Language Evolution
  • Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity - YouTube

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  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

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Mark Pagel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark Pagel for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Mark Pagel generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Julia Bacha, Ben Goldacre, Abraham Verghese, Bunker Roy and Josette Sheeran. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark Pagel for an upcoming event.

Mark Pagel Speaker Videos

  • Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity
    http://www.ted.com Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that language is a piece of "social technology" that allowed...
    The Rise of the Speaking Machine - Human Language Evolution
  • Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity - YouTube
    Provost Lecture: Mark Pagel - The Evolution of Human Languages ...
  • Wired for Culture: The natural history of human cooperation

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