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?
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
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
Psychological profiles of Donald Trump are hampered by lack of personal access, but can we learn something from an evolutionary analysis? … More Does Trump Fit the Evolutionary Role of Narcissistic Sociopath?
Our flaws show the limits of our biology and the way in which our past shapes our present. … More The Beauty of Imperfection: Why I Wrote “Human Errors”
New research on attraction reveals how this multidimensional phenomenon integrates in our mind. … More Attraction and Mate Choice in Humans
Humans need a more varied and specific diet than most other animals. The reason why is found in our deep past in Africa. … More The ABCs of Vitamin Deficiency: Why Human Have Such a Needy Diet
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