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HBES Interview Series - Pete Richerson
This Pioneers of HBES series video features Peter J. Richerson, who pioneered the study of cultural evolution. His quest has developed and become intertwined with multilevel selection theory.
Does Evolution Explain Human Nature?
Consciousness, free-will, and morality discussed by three scientists.
The Sound of Fear: The Evolutionary Bases For Why We Respond to Music.
The Sound of Fear: The Evolutionary Bases For Why We Respond to Music
The Morality and Evolution Series Begins!
Evolution and Morality I: Simon Blackburn

Daniel Blumstein, editor
Kathryn Bowers, associate editor

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The Third Chimpanzee has been released in a new, shortened, and illustrated edition for young adults, underscoring Diamond's view that our entire future now depends on "enabl[ing] young people to make better decisions than their parents." >>Read More
Post: August 20, 2014 11:46 am, Source: Mother Jones  Comments (0) Views (1511)
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While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. >>Read More
Post: June 30, 2014 3:22 am, Source: American Psychological Association (APA)  Comments (0) Views (1033)
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Could a Planet of the Apes scenario ever become reality? The more chimpanzees cooperate, the better they get at it. Will they someday become the dominant species? >>Read More
Post: June 21, 2014 11:12 pm, Source: Science Daily  Comments (0) Views (704)
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As tough as it is to admit, chimpanzees are just better at some things than humans are. Scientists have previously revealed that our closest ape cousins beat us handily at short-term memory skills. >>Read More
Post: June 8, 2014 12:20 am, Source: AAAS Science  Comments (0) Views (875)
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As a pioneering scholar of peace studies, psychologist David Barash is known for crossing disciplinary lines to answer difficult questions about the human condition. In so doing, he is also known for shedding more light than heat – a remarkable thing to do considering the empirical and normative disciplines from which he’s drawn, such as evolutionary biology and ethics. >>Read More
Post: May 15, 2014 12:04 am, Source: TVOL  Comments (0) Views (1700)
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The diversity, variability, and apparent rapid evolution of animal genitalia are a vivid focus of research in evolutionary biology, and studies exploring genitalia have dramatically increased over the past decade. These studies, however, exhibit a strong male bias, which has worsened since 2000, despite the fact that this bias has been explicitly pointed out in the past. >>Read More
Post: May 8, 2014 4:47 am, Source: PLOS Biology  Comments (0) Views (1869)

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