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Misogynist quote of the day

“The very fact that the animal is so intelligent in human terms makes it difficult to withhold human response. This is particularly true with women researchers, and especially those who are childless. 65 more words

A Primatologist Told Me...

Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains

Figuring out how to survive on a lean-season diet of hard-to-reach ants, slugs and other bugs may have spurred the development of bigger brains and higher-level cognitive functions in the ancestors of humans and other primates. 807 more words


Frans de Waal on Moral Sentiment

Morals Without God

Frans de Waal The New York Times on–line, Opinion Page (Opinionator), (link to article)

The article is much more nuanced and less polemic than its title.

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Texts And Thoughts

empathy needs a face

Earlier this year, I happened upon a powerful memoir. After devouring and then discussing “The Answer to the Riddle is Me” in earlier posts ( 499 more words