Humans may have reached height, lifespan and performance limits - and these could decrease with climate and other environmental change: Frontiers in Physiology
George Lakoff believes it's a mistake for Democrats to appeal to reason rather than worldview. People vote based on their values, not facts, he said.
2015/03/21: Ancient humans drove Neandertals to extinction around 40,000 years ago with the help of dogs soon after canines diverged from their wolf ancestors, anthropologist Pat Shipman proposes in her new book, The Invaders. Using fossil and genetic studies to build her case, Shipman argues that European Homo sapiens used the first dogs to track and corral big game for spear-wielding hunters. Unable to compete, Neandertals and several other meat-eating animals died out.
We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It's
Is there an evolutionary mechanism stopping us from living within our planetary constraints? If so, can we overcome it before it is too late?
When people are looking at their phone in public, sharing stuff, liking stuff, tweeting stuff they are expressing their tribal nature.
Excerpted from a review by Keith Hart of David Graeber's book: The First Five Thousand Years of Debt: "Modern anthropology was born to serve the coming democratic revolution against the Old Regime. A government by the people for the people should be based on what they have in common, their "human nature" or "natural rights".... Continue reading ...