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"Natural Evil" May Be Broken Good

Things in nature we consider nasty are sometimes good systems that have broken.

Can an Evolved Brain Choose Good and Evil?

If the brain evolved, wouldn't anything the mind does be determined by forces beyond one's control?

Science Can Dumb Down, Corrupt, and Mislead the Public for Decades

It's impossible to present so-called scientific "findings" about the human mind that are morally neutral.

Social Darwinism Is Back

If you thought Social Darwinism went out with eugenics, look at what leaders of social policy are saying.

Evolutionary Anthropology as Religion

There's something magical about believing in evolutionary anthropology: a sense of numinous awe at how much they don't know but believe might be possible.

Language Came Before Neurons

Experiments hint at the precedence of mind before brain when it comes to language.... and love.

More Human-Evolution Contortions

Contrary data can be made to fit a theory if you know some good wrestling moves.

Evolution Is Not a Goddess

A reporter wonders what evolution was thinking when it gave us allergies.

Who's Dumber: Neanderthal or Paleoanthropologist?

The early-man tale by evolutionary anthropologists continues to unravel and display its absurdity.

Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery

Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.

Humans' Groovy Language Brain

More features are discovered that set humans apart from apes.

Is Animal Play Just an Evolutionary Survival Mechanism?

Yes, your dog enjoys play, say biologists, and so do birds, dolphins and many other kinds of animals. How did "having fun" evolve?

The Silent Underground Network

Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.

Pathogens Don't Exist

It takes a partnership to have a disease, say two microbiologists who argue for ditching the word "pathogen."

Monday Morning Design Cheer

Start your week with nuggets of good news about all the things inventors are learning from animals, plants, and the human body.
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