Hey there Redditors -- Sanjay here! I’m a practicing neurosurgeon… CNN’s chief medical correspondent… a husband, dad to 3 beautiful daughters… and according to some of my twitter followers, they jokingly dubbed me the “Wolf of WEED Street” (more on that later!). I’m in Colorado today reporting LIVE on CNN from a marijuana dispensary and grow facility. In between my live shots, I’m going to be answering your questions. To confirm, I’m Dr_SanjayGupta on Reddit and @DrSanjayGupta on Twitter.
Stepping away to do a quick liveshot from CNN from the dispensary I’m at in Colorado. Be back in a few to answer a few final questions!
Redditors! I really enjoyed this conversation today. Thank you for sharing your stories, for asking thoughtful questions and for your role in helping break down the stigma surround medical marijuana. It’s important to focus on the science. And the science is now clearer than ever. Let’s continue this conversation tonight! I’ll be tweeting LIVE (@drsanjaygupta) this evening during the debut of my follow-up Weed documentary -- ‘Weed 2: Cannabis Madness’ debuts tonight at 10p ET on CNN. Thank you again, Reddit. This AMA was the highlight of my day here in Colorado. Have me back again sometime?
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Thank you /r/science and its moderators for letting us be a part of your Science AMA series! Once again, I'm humbled to be allowed to collaborate with people much, much greater than myself, and I'm extremely happy to bring this project to Reddit, so I think this will be a lot of fun!
Please feel free to ask us anything at all, whether it be about evolution or our individual fields of study, and we'd be glad to give you an answer! Everyone will be here at 1 PM EST to answer questions, but we'll try to answer some earlier and then throughout the day after that.
"Great Adaptations" is a children's book which aims to explain evolutionary adaptations in a fun and easy way. It will contain ten stories, each one written by author and evolutionary biologist Dr. Tiffany Taylor, who is working with each scientist to best relate their research and how it ties in to evolutionary concepts. Even better, each story is illustrated by a wonderful dream team of artists including James Monroe, Zach Wienersmith (from SMBC comics) and many more!
For parents or sharp kids who want to know more about the research talked about in the story, each scientist will also provide a short commentary on their work within the book, too!
Today we're joined by:
Dr. Tiffany Taylor (tiffanyevolves), Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and evolutionary biologist at the University of Reading in the UK. She has done her research in the field of genetics, and is the author of "Great Adaptations" who will be working with the scientists to relate their research to the kids!
Dr. David Sloan Wilson (davidswilson), Distinguished Professor at Binghamton University in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Anthropology who works on the evolution of altruism.
Dr. Niels Dingemanse (dingemanse), joining us from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany, a researcher in the ecology of variation, who will be writing a section on personalities in birds.
Ben Eisenkop (Unidan), from Binghamton University, an ecosystem ecologist working on his PhD concerning nitrogen biogeochemical cycling.
We'll also be joined intermittently by Robert Kadar (evolutionbob), an evolution advocate who came up with the idea of "Great Adaptations" and Baba Brinkman (Baba_Brinkman), a Canadian rapper who has weaved evolution and other ideas into his performances. One of our artists, Zach Weinersmith (MrWeiner) will also be joining us when he can!
Special thanks to /r/atheism and /r/dogecoin for helping us promote this AMA, too! If you're interested in donating to our cause via dogecoin, we've set up an address at DSzGRTzrWGB12DUB6hmixQmS8QD4GsAJY2 which will be applied to the Kickstarter manually, as they do not accept the coin directly.
If you're interested in learning more about "Great Adaptations" or want to help us fund it, please check out our fundraising page here!
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