Few fields of human endeavour are moving quite as quickly as that of anthropology and human evolution. On an almost weekly basis there are new papers being published that, instead of adding to or slightly finessing existing current models, require us to significantly rewrite what we thought we knew. I could easily dedicate this entire… Read More New Pan-African Model For Human Origins Proposed
Why do we help others? More specifically, why do we help others that are not related to us? What do we get out of it? Evolutionarily speaking it doesn’t make any sense. Every organism in nature seems to be entirely focussed on doing whatever it takes to reproduce their own genes, and yet humans can… Read More Human Altruism: Social Construct or Hardwired Behaviour?
I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts the other day (The Skeptics Guide to the Universe, check it out, it’s awesome) as they discussed some new papers about hominin skulls. The first was a paper from China, published in Science, in which two crania are described that have both modern human and neanderthal… Read More Newsflash: I’m A Neanderthal, And So Are You