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The coming breeding of intelligent children

Keith Hudson

Outside the rain forests — as man has been for over six million years now — the survival of new species has tended to be by means of the growth of intelligence and the subsequent competition between a newly-arrived . 999 kata lagi

on second thought…maybe our brain is too small

a note to creationist: heed the same warning that the cowardly lion followed in the wizard of oz, “i’d turn back if I were you!” 442 kata lagi

Depression

Lice: Dedicated Followers of Fashion

Not all palaeopathology is about death, believe it or not, and sometimes researching the diseases of the past can actually tell you a lot about how people lived. 594 kata lagi

Palaeontology

Oh Man, You Want Me to Go Where?: Travel to November

 

I have too many places to go until November so I thought I’d get the schedule out now. Then, you have something to look forward to! 176 kata lagi

Personal Stuff

Antecessor rising

900 kya (900 thousand years ago).

A common way of demeaning another group is to call them cannibals. Roman pagans sometimes accused early Christians of cannibalizing infants during their secret ceremonies (a horror-show misreporting of the Christian Mass?) Later on, medieval Christians sometimes accused Jews of murdering Christian infants and mixing their blood into Passover matzohs. 164 kata lagi

Quest for Fire

What really distinguishes humans from other animals? We’ve covered some of the answers already, and will cover more in posts to come. But certainly one of the great human distinctions is that we alone use fire. 513 kata lagi

My hand axe

By today’s date, around 1.3 million years ago, Acheulean tools are well developed in Africa, and found in India too. Sophisticated tools like the Acheulean hand axe probably tell us something not just about cognition in relation to tool making, but also about social cognition. 318 kata lagi