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Brains, Dance, Neanderthals, Tuberculosis and the Theory of Evolution

National Science Week, Science Open Day at the Woolcock Institute, 22 August 2015, midday talk

Paul Mason

on 19 August 2016

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Transcript of Brains, Dance, Neanderthals, Tuberculosis and the Theory of Evolution

No career worth having is easy

Learn from obstacles, but do not take setbacks personally

Be fierce, open and generous with your passion and drive

Build a skill set
Actively seek opportunities to become involved in research activities

Invest yourself in your study and your hobbies

Turn procrastination time into constructive play
Create the opportunity
Mason, P.H. (2014) Tapping the Plate or Hitting the Bottle: The Choreomusicology of Self-Accompanied and Musician-Accompanied Plate-Dancing In West Sumatra, Ethnomusicology Forum, 23(2), 208-228. doi: 10.1080/17411912.2014.926632
Brains and dance
Mason, P.H. & Short, R.V. (2011) Neanderthal-human Hybrids, Hypothesis, 9(1), 1-5. doi:10.5779/hypothesis
Mason, P.H., Roy, A., Spillane, J., Singh, P. (2015) Social, Historical & Cultural Dimensions of Tuberculosis, Journal of Biosocial Science, DOI: 10.1017/S0021932015000115

Brains, dance, neanderthals, tuberculosis, and the theory of evolution
Science is more than just learning facts

Science teaches the important skill of asking useful questions

Science teaches a rigorous method of thinking about problems
working out answers
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