Tim D. White
Professor of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Background: My colleagues and I are studying the geological, paleobiological, and archaeological records of human origins and evolution in the Middle Awash study area of Ethiopia's Afar Rift.
Question 1: What fuels your passion for your work?
Question 2: Share a comment or opinion you have on a topical science-related issue.
Answer: Climate change happens. This time it's different, being driven rapidly by a single primate species.
Question 3: Tell us about a hobby or passion outside of work.
Question 4: What's playing on your iPod/music player?
Answer: Bob Marley.
Question 5: Share a Web link/video/blog etc. that you found that really excites you and tell us why.
Answer: "Inside Job," a new documentary by Charles Ferguson, narrated by Matt Damon. This comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008 shows primates at their worst, and documentary filmmaking at its best.
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