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Book Review: The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals Died Out and We Survived by Clive Finlayson

Climate, environment, and migration are fine contributory reasons why Neanderthals went extinct in favor of our Homo sapien ancestors. But the overriding reason?: Pure dumb luck. Read More »

Reality Check: Stating the Obvious on Creationism, Modern Science, and American Society

In modern America, the time has come to accept reality over mythology once and for all. Read More »

Book Review: The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes by Christopher Wills

A personal, richly illustrated narrative renews a sense of wonder about life’s astounding present-day diversity, along with “an appreciation of that diversity’s fourth dimension – its long evolutionary history.” Read More »

Book Review: Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet by Donald McRae

“His voice became louder as he swept aside the facts and made his listeners remember his wider legacy.” — D. McRae Read More »

Book Review: Written In Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature by Brian Switek

A good debut from an up and coming science writer. Read More »

American Idiocracy: A Rant

What will the U.S. political map look like after the mid-term elections? And what will it look like a decade from now? Read More »

More Battles over Textbook Curriculum

Florida redacts portion of marine science textbook that gives nod to design theories Read More »

Videogames as Art: Too Much Dessert?

Are videogames art? Does it matter? Read More »

Book Review: The Science of Good: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule and Evil by Michael Shermer

Are moral feelings innate? Are we hungry to be good in the same way we're hungry for a hamburger? Read More »

Composition of Human Nature

The analysis and personal opinion on the reasons for the simplicity of contemporary popular music and the definition of art in music. Read More »