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Man, the Animal Without Essence, 3: Brains, Hands and Tools

Artifice and art itself – these are the two meanings of the Greek word technē. Technē is, according to French philosopher, Bernard Stiegler, and according to the myth of Prometheus and Epimetheus… 1,197 more words


Social Behavior: An Evolutionary Dilemma

A conceptual mistake: That early Wild Humans displayed modern social behavior.

Oh sure! Nomadic hunter gatherers wore suits and ties and held business meetings. Nomadic hunter gatherers paid taxes.  223 more words


Warping brains

The team coordinated by Naomichi Ogihara has published an analytical review on computed reconstruction of fossil crania and interpolation of their brain morphology. The article presents and discusses the applications of biomedical imaging in paleontology, including technical and algebraic details. 96 more words

Brain Morphology

The discovery of a 500,000 year old flint biface hand axe and a scraper at Revadim, in southern Israel, with traces of animal fat as well as an elephant rib… 122 more words


I started composing-writing “Hyposocial Human” six months ago and have added 248 posts during that interval. At times I’ve thought that I would quit, or stop for a ‘blogcation’ – even an Asperger can get tired of focusing on too narrow a topic for too long and I would necessarily run out of things to say. 480 more words

Asperger's Human Experience

What number of human beings can live together...

in relative peace?

I don’t know. My concrete, visual, practical and fact-based Asperger-type brain says


but I concede that there must be an equilibrium point; a group large enough to ensure survival, but small enough that each individual depends on the others for survival and simply can’t afford to behave badly.  728 more words

Asperger's Human Experience

Life histories and brain evolution

In their last review Jean-Jacques Hublin, Simon Neubauer and Philipp Gunz address the effects of hominins’ life histories in brain evolution. Encephalization in humans involved energetic costs that were sustained through changes in social structure and metabolic adaptations, including changes in the diet quality, as explained by the… 325 more words