Two new books tackle the question of life and sentience and, together, they make a strong argument that neither may be as improbable as we thought. … More How Likely is Intelligent Life?
I, a secular scientist, endorsed a book about Adam and Eve? Strange, but true. … More A Skeptic Encounters Adam and Eve
Science is finally making real progress on the question of how our species achieved a mostly nonviolent social harmony. … More The Decline of Violence in Homo sapiens
A scientist and evangelical Christian is urging theologians to Explore AI. … More Artificial Intelligence and… Theology?
Because it is seen as a proxy of health and good genes, facial symmetry is one of the few features that is universally attractive. … More Why Facial Symmetry Is So Attractive
In a recent episode of TWOH, we explore the complicated effects of taurine on the brain. … More Energy Drinks, Taurine, Caffeine, and Addiction: A Complicated Picture
My two books have received one negative review each. Totally different books and different reviews, but there’s a predictable common thread… … More A curious thing about the only two negative book reviews I’ve received…
A maladaptation is a feature of an organism that was once beneficial but no longer is, usually due to a change in the environment. When it comes to psychology, it’s often difficult to precisely dissect maladaptive behaviors. … More Maladaptation in Evolutionary Psychology
The very title of Behe’s book indicates a profound misunderstanding of evolutionary theory … More Darwin Devolves: “Devolution” is Not a Thing
The godfather of “intelligent design” exaggerates even his “pro-Darwinism” example. … More Darwin Devolves: Behe Gets Polar Bear Evolution Very Wrong