Launch of My New Podcast: This World of Humans

Hello subscribers of The Human Evolution Blog. I am happy to announce that I am now launching a new science podcast entitled, “This World of Humans.” TWOH will feature new discoveries in the areas of life and social science with an interview with the lead scientist and other guests. I will cover any new research … More Launch of My New Podcast: This World of Humans

Response to Ken Ham: Yes, Humans and Animals are “Not So Different”

Last week, Ken Ham put out a blog post denouncing the thesis of my book, that human and animal behaviors are not as different as they may appear. In case you haven’t heard of him, Ken Ham is the main force behind Answers in Genesis, a Christian ministry devoted to the literal interpretation of the Bible … More Response to Ken Ham: Yes, Humans and Animals are “Not So Different”

Video: My Book Talk at the San Francisco Public Library

I recently completed a small book tour through California promoting Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals and the San Francisco Public Library shot a high-quality video of the talk. I’m really happy with how this turned out, except that the Q and A was cut off. There were some VERY insightful questions and a … More Video: My Book Talk at the San Francisco Public Library

What I’ve been up to while this blog’s been quiet

With the great things I’m sure you’re reading, I doubt you’ve noticed that The Human Evolution Blog has been pretty quiet the past few months. I’m working on the next post and hope to get it up soon, but I wanted to share some of the other writing I’ve been doing lately: In August, I wrote this … More What I’ve been up to while this blog’s been quiet

That time I ate a barracuda and got ciguatera poisoning

Off the coast of Honduras sits a small beautiful island called Utila. Less known, and thus less-overrun, than its famous big sister Roatan, Utila sits in the middle of the largest coral reef system outside the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Accordingly, the snorkeling and scuba diving in Utila is second-to-one and far, far cheaper … More That time I ate a barracuda and got ciguatera poisoning

Welcome

Welcome to The Human Evolution Blog, a site maintained by Professor Nathan Lents, of John Jay College at The City University of New York (CUNY). Here you will find regular posts by Professor Lents and invited guest contributors, including outstanding student work, discussing recent findings in the study of the evolutionary origins of Homo sapiens sapiens. … More Welcome