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Unnatural Selection: The Ape Who Tamed Itself

It’s early morning rush hour in the North Bronx in the coldest February since 1934. I’m on the 6 train out of Pelham Bay as we pick up still more passengers at East 177th Street, Parkchester. Ordinarily, we would now … Continue reading

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The Time Before Warfare Began

I remember my mother’s story of the bombs exploding over the City of Coventry while she hid below the ground. She can’t remember exactly how long they were confined in the basement of her school–probably 4 days–long enough to run … Continue reading

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Paleolithic Origins of Science: A Solution to Wallace’s Paradox

We all do science; as ­­we navigate the world around us from day to day we are often unconsciously using the scientific method. Most of the time we don’t see it that way, but doing science could be a key … Continue reading

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