Healthcare Access and Stress: The Truth is in the Telomeres

A new study of telomeres in Mesoamerican women reveals that poor access to healthcare leads to chronic stress. … More Healthcare Access and Stress: The Truth is in the Telomeres

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The Discovery Institute says they “shellacked” me on ‘Human Errors.’ Here I defend my claims.

My response to challenges to my claims about external testicles and maxillary sinuses. … More The Discovery Institute says they “shellacked” me on ‘Human Errors.’ Here I defend my claims.

A Creationist Response to “Human Errors” (and my rebuttal)

Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal published a teaser of my new book Human Errors (available May 1st!), which you can read here. As soon as the article dropped, I began to receive emails about the article, mostly positive, but I also knew from years of blogging about human evolution that not everyone would be … More A Creationist Response to “Human Errors” (and my rebuttal)

New Evidence on Waist-Hip Ratio Reveals Surprising Relationship to Fertility, Urges Revision of Attractiveness Theories

A low waist-hip ratio WHR) is known to correlate with health, fertility, and attractiveness. However, new evidence connects WHR to number of offspring. … More New Evidence on Waist-Hip Ratio Reveals Surprising Relationship to Fertility, Urges Revision of Attractiveness Theories

In Defense of Lamarck: Historical, Philosophical, and Biological Vindication of Evolution’s First Big Idea

Despite being one of the most influential of the early modern biologists and having crucially paved the way for Darwin, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck has mostly gone down in history for being wrong. His theory of “use and disuse” as a mechanism for evolution was roundly rejected and is often presented in introductory biology textbooks as totally misguided and even … More In Defense of Lamarck: Historical, Philosophical, and Biological Vindication of Evolution’s First Big Idea