Archive for December 3rd, 2008
Learn about the effects of human culture on human evolution in this article at Seed Magazine. Yes, it appears to be a two-way street; biological evolution affects human culture and human culture affects human biological evolution. This article includes a detailed analysis of an oft-cited example: the spread of genes for lactose tolerance (the ability [...]
And how! Observe: The more you know about evolution, or simple logic, the more you are likely to be appalled by the film. No one with an ability for critical thinking could watch more than three minutes without becoming aware of its tactics. It isn’t even subtle. Mmm, that’s good Ebert [source].
Look up into the sky on a winters night, and put yourself into an astrological frame of mind. This is how the best and the brightest of mankind saw the unreachable, unfathomable universe until the last couple of dozen generations. It does not take long to notice a line of 3 bright stars near the [...]
Why are humans so repulsed by the idea that they are animals? Perhaps “Terror Management Theory” can shine some light on this important issue. When I started this blog in 2006, one idea that motivated me was that human beings simply can’t deal with the idea that they are animals. It seemed to me, based [...]