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Death without Weeping: Maternal Bonds towards Deceased Offspring among Non-Human Primates

Nonhuman primate mothers do not weep in response to death of their infants. When a non-human primate mother has her offspring, she has already invested considerably time as well as physical and metabolic energy to gestation and birth of the infant. 4,788 more words


Facing Jesus

So, yesterday I got a bit sarcastic and grumpy about this on Facebook:


But the fact that I woke at 0330 and haven’t been able to sleep since for this running through my head makes it readily apparent that I’m somewhat more than grumpy about it. 2,053 more words


Paleontology, Paleoanthropology and a more Holistic Understanding of Extinct Species

I spend a lot of time researching and thinking and writing about paleontology (including paleoanthropology). What little work I have done within the field, its implications and its limitations, have shaped my perspectives far more than my time spent in books and classrooms ever could. 2,083 more words


NIH retiring its last research chimps

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health is sending its last remaining research chimpanzees into retirement — as soon as a federal sanctuary has room for them. 419 more words


Journal Reviews of Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship

Reviews of my book Social Bonding and Nurture Kinship continue to appear in a range of academic journals. Here are some recent examples (with links to the originals); 408 more words

Maximilian Holland

Brain Expansion, Persistence Hunting and Cooking. A Chicken and Egg Problem in Human Evolution.

I recently read an article discussing the evolution of modern running and cooking and their respective influence on brain expansion in early Homo. I’m not directly criticizing popular theories about persistence hunting or cooking, because I’m not in a position to realistically do so. 1,784 more words


Obesity: lessons from evolution and the environment - Graded Critical Summary

Heitmann, Berit, Klaas Westerterp, Ruth Loos, Thorkild Sorensen, Karen O’Dea, Paul McLean, Tina Jensen, Joey Eisenmann, John Speakmann, Stephen Simpson, Danielle Reed, and Margriet Westerterp-Platenga. 466 more words

Biological Anthropology