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Homo erectus / Not a Neurotypical Human

“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero, but a bad novel tells us the truth about the author.” G.K. Chesterton

This applies also to scientific endeavors. 125 more words

Asperger's Human Experience

Olduvai Gorge

I had the profound pleasure of visiting the world’s hub of paleoanthropological sites in the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania Africa. It is here where scientists have been studying and collecting evidence of the origins of homo sapiens for over a century. 238 more words

Travel

Bones of Turkana

Bibliographic information: National Geographic Television: Bones of Turkana: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/bones-of-turkana/?ar_a=1

Brief description: Bones of Turkana is a film that follows a famous paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, his family and colleagues as they look for evidence of human evolution in the Kenyan desert. 361 more words

Media Items

View from the Office (Part 1)

It is only fitting to start this series with a post about Lawrence. You know those people you meet for just a fleeting moment but stick with you forever? 1,232 more words

Anthropology

Oh, my aching back! / Bipedal Evolution

We most often concentrate on the brain and behavior when discussing what makes us human, but a careless lift of a heavy and awkward object, and the inevitable muscle strain, has shifted my attention to bipedalism. 424 more words

Asperger's Human Experience

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