Friday Animal Blog
October 29, 2010
I'm honored to host a prominent science blogger this week whose work consistently informs my thinking.
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. (more…)
October 22, 2010
I’ve decided to revisit a topic I covered a while ago: how animals we live with, or observe in nature, may surprise us.
With the fast-fast pace of life today, it may be challenging to carve out 50 minutes to watch and reflect upon an animal documentary. I’m going to strongly recommend that (more…)
October 15, 2010
In both my classes this term at William and Mary, we’re discussing evolutionary puzzles. In Evolution of Gender, we’ve been reading scenario after scenario that reconstructs human prehistory in terms of rigid sex roles: males did x, females did y. And guess who—in the majority of models—gets pride of place? (more…)
October 8, 2010
Mary is in a jam. She can’t manage to make a yes/no, either/or, do this/do that decision. A predator is zooming towards her head and yet – nothing, no ability rapidly to choose right or left, hide or flee..
It’s because of the radiates, Mary knows. She’s been spending (more…)
October 1, 2010
I could feel the steam rising through my body, heading right out my ears like in some old TV cartoon. Here was a person discussing how to define and understand unique abilities that arose in human history—but overlooking the magnificent sociality and emotionality of great apes.
We were seated around a seminar table (more…)