“The Scientific Approach to Evolution” by Dr. Rob Stadler
FOR MORE THAN 150 YEARS, continuous debate has swirled around the topic of evolution. From Darwin to Dawkins, extensive scientific evidence has been presented for evolution, yet almost half of contemporary society still isn’t convinced. The Scientific Approach to Evolution provides a rational new perspective on this debate. However, as Dr. Rob Stadler will point out, scientific evidence is not all created equally: Some forms of evidence provide only low confidence, while other forms of evidence provide high confidence.
Stadler describes a compelling approach to determine the level of confidence and applies it to the commonly cited evidence for evolution in his talk. And when high-confidence evidence is appropriately prioritized over low-confidence evidence, it results in a profound new view of evolution—one they did not teach you in biology class.
Rob Stadler received a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, a M.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering from the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. With 19 years of experience as a scientist in the medical device industry, he has authored 17 peer-reviewed manuscripts, has obtained more than 100 US patents, and his research and innovation have contributed to medical devices that are implanted in over 1million patients worldwide.