Tag Archives: human evolution

Dig Those Roots

There’re so many amazing science stories in the daily news – it’s hard to keep up. Yeah yeah – now you know my pathetic excuse for another two-month post-lapse. Since we all know the topic I love most though, I … Continue reading

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Burn4: Cooking with Fire

Can you imagine camping without campfires & grilled meat?  No, me neither.  Like, what’s the point of packing the tent & all the gear if there’s no flickering in the firepit as that lovely star of ours sinks flaming into … Continue reading

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Neandertals Are Us

When you’re a human evolution nerd like I am, you need to be discriminating about the source of your information.  It’s sometimes eye-rolling how big media hears about some kind of research or fossil discovery & immediately morphs it into … Continue reading

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Bonobos & Apatheists

I just finished Frans de Waal’s book “The Bonobo & the Atheist”.  The premise is that we derive our ‘community concern’, empathetic, altruistic & cooperative nature from our mammal & primate heritage, not from human-imagined religion.  Uh, duh. An enthusiastic storyteller … Continue reading

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5 Million Years on Kauai

I’m sure this will come as no news to all you Kauaiophiles: it feels nearly impossible to enthusiastically plunge back into daily life – whatever & wherever & however satisfying it may be – after a few days on the Garden Isle. … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait ’til Mother’s Day!

The ads are starting to appear.  You may be becoming a little anxious about what you’re going to do to appreciate this woman – this female primate – who birthed you.  Some of us must honor her in absentia…gone from … Continue reading

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Can We Please Rename Homo Erectus?

I hope this won’t be too much of a rant, because I really appreciate the role that those homo erectus folks played in our evolution.  They not only migrated from Africa all the way to eastern Asia and parts of the Middle East … Continue reading

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