Archive for April 2012

Bad to the Bone: Are Humans Naturally Aggressive?

Aggression is not our nature, but it is in our potential. At the recent American Association of Physical Anthropologists meetings in Portland, I sat through an interesting talk about lethal aggression in chimpanzees. The presenter, Michael Wilson from the University of Minnesota, did a good job of laying out a substantial overview of all the data we…

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Race Is Real, but not in the way Many People Think

Busting the myth of biological race How can there be a “white” Hispanic? Why is there a preponderance of “black” players in the NBA? Why is the infant mortality rate of blacks double that of whites in the USA? I’ll give you a hint—it’s not about biology. In humans today there are not multiple biological groups…

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