Tuesday, January 9, 2018
So long 'Crotchets & Quiddities' and thanks for all the ... everything
Since 2001, our very own Ken has been writing thoughtful, illuminating, and mighty thought-provoking essays in Evolutionary Anthropology, an...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Trump, Koko the gorilla, and reading alien minds
Despite incongruous hand proportions, Trump has long been compared to one our closest relatives, the orangutan. Even if Bill Maher hadn’t po...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
A Christmas Charivari in Verse, and more
A verse to Christmas I t’s great to have a holiday, to revel in good cheer, And a verse to Christmas is something to hold dear; T...
Sunday, December 3, 2017
What do ravens do?
" A s behavioral ecologists, we try to reveal rules of behavior as though we were discovering truths. In reality, the word 'rule...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Statistics controversy: missing the p-oint.
T here is a valuable discussion in Nature about the problems that have arisen related to the (mis)use of statistics for decision-making. T...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
There is no obstetrical dilemma
Josie Glausiusz wrote a very nice piece published at Undark today called, Of Evolution, Culture, and the Obstetrical Dilemma: Anthropologi...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Sherlock Holmes, the Galtonian!
I n the late 1800s, in England, Darwinism and its intellectual cousin, genetic determinism, were the hot topics. And Darwin's literal c...
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