Archive for July 2014

The Real Reason Sexual Violence Is So Widespread

An anthropologist challenges the idea that we’re no better than animals. It is believed by some — given those responsible for the recent violence perpetrated in today’s news — that most rapists are men, most sexual harassers are men, and most incidents of domestic abuse resulting in injury are caused by men. Some would argue that men…

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The Troublesome Ignorance of Nicholas Wade

On May 5, one day before Nicholas Wade’s new book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History came out, I appeared with him in a webinar sponsored by the American Anthropological Association. It was a striking experience. I expected there to be a strong back-and-forth debate about the research on human genetics and how…

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