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OCTOBER 1, 2010 3:18AM

Sex, Evolution, and the Case of the Missing Polygamists

This guest post by Eric Michael Johnson is part of his Primate Diaries in Exile blog tour. You can follow other stops on this tour through his RSS feed, The Primate Diaries on Facebook, or by following him on Twitter. I'm honored to have him here today.

DNA evidence implicates polygyny forRead full post »

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JULY 8, 2009 3:08AM

When Monkeys Attack

And now for something completely different. A monkey story.


"Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above."
Katharine Hepburn, as Miss Rose Sayer, in "The African Queen"

If we're above nature, it's only in the sense that a shaky-legged surfer is above the ocean. Even if we n… Read full post »

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JUNE 26, 2009 2:57AM

Conservative Brain, Liberal Penis*

It's been a busy week for anyone trying to keep track of political sex scandals. (I assume such people must exist in a world populated by bird-watchers and train-spotters.) Two major Republicans going down and out ... both formerly top prospects for a presidential run in 2012.

You've got to won/… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 21, 2008 7:56AM

Dirty Tricks for War (Part I)

In this series, we'll talk about some of the dirty tricks some academics employ to support the view that war is intrinsic to human nature. It's a complex debate, with reasonable people on both sides. But the outrageous techniques used by some of the pro-war folks (whom we refer to… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2008 3:01AM

America, Zebra Nation

zebraThe hullabaloo about Obama’s racial identity reminds me of the day a few years back when a Spanish friend called me with a strange and urgent question: “Do you understand black people?”

As it turned out, her question was far less profound than it appeared at first. First, by… Read full post »