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Is it culture or evolution? --or-- What's the best way to explain why humans are so fucking weird?

So I saw this article yesterday.

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-men-evolve-skills-links-spatial.html

In essence, it discusses a study done on the Twe and Tjimba tribes, and attempts to link the spatial and navigational superiority of men in the tribes to the pressure placed on them to find more mates. 4,375 more words

General Science

Human Evolution, Cultural Evolution and the Concept of Race.

So this little diddy came to my mind while having a discussion with a friend of mine. He’s a smart guy (uh-oh…qualification coming up…) but he has a fairly stereotypical view on race. 6,323 more words

General Science

Rainforest Hunter-Gatherer Evolutionary Ecology

George Perry (Penn State)
11/03/2014

Small human body size, or the “pygmy” phenotype, is strongly associated with populations who have traditionally hunted and gathered for food in tropical rainforest habitats. 186 more words

Pacific Primate Sanctuary is hiring

Position Available (on-going) for New World Primate Caregiver/Office Assistant at Pacific Primate Sanctuary, Maui, Hawaii

This is truly a Sanctuary, a beautiful place for someone with a background and interest in animal husbandry, welfare and conservation, exotic veterinary medicine, biology, and related fields, who is a mature team player with respect for others. 529 more words

AnthroWorks Meet & Greet

We’ll be having a session tomorrow for anyone wanting to join the club–there will be food, games, awkward ice breakers, and our lovely crew meeting you! 13 more words

Academic Opportunities

Fight against fighting

Re: “Defending the right to fight; Flames coach feels when foes take down his players, brawls will surely follow,” Sept. 27.

Instead of trying to be pace setters setting a progressive standard by helping to take fighting out of the game, the Calgary Flames continue to take two steps back by playing the Neanderthal game, encouraging their players to learn how to fight.

Marvin Matthews

Calgary