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Stone Age minds in internet time

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The journalist Kenneth Miller has an article in the current Discover magazine on “How Our Ancient Brains Are Coping in the Age of Digital Distraction”. I mak...

Quote: Fay Cooper-Cole on bones and races

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In 1945, American Naturalist published a lecture by Fay Cooper-Cole on “Some problems of human racial development and migration”. Cooper-Cole had been a stud...

Hippos in South America

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The Washington Post has an opinion piece by Robert Gebelhoff asking the tough questions about a South American herd of African herbivores: “The great conundr...

Mask fiasco

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This week, the New York Times published a piece by information scientist Zeynep Tufekci, “Why Telling People They Don’t Need Masks Backfired”. The main idea ...

Quote: Colin Groves on primate species

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In 2001, the Australian zoologist Colin Groves published an essay in the journal Evolutionary Anthropology giving his perspective on classification in primat...

Quote: Broom on fossils as ancestors

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In the last few years, a surprising number of paleoanthropologists have published papers claiming that various fossil species could not be ancestors of other...