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Sociobiology

E.O. Wilson: Preserving Biodiversity Is an Ethical Imperative

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Two schools of thought -- sometimes working in unison and sometimes at odds with each other -- have driven much of the environmental movement in the United States over the past 100+ years.

Who Was the Greatest Psychologist?

Allen Frances | Posted 04.11.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

In most realms of human endeavor, no one person ever stands out as clearly greater than the other greats in that field. Because so many are great, no one person ever shines brightest. Psychology is an exception -- Charles Darwin does tower over this field.

Secret Lovers?

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.21.2013 | Science

Just like humans, monkeys prefer to keep their private lives private--especially when it comes to sex, according to a new study from scientists at Utr...

A Bad Week for David Brooks

Mark Engler | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

Full disclosure: I find New York Times columnist David Brooks exceedingly annoying, and I have no intention of reading his most recent book, The Socia...

Nicholas Wade, Wadeian Evolution, and Twisted Knickers

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Agin

The intellectual difficulty is that human social behavior is like an opera. Evolution provides the floorboards, but the arias, the drama, the story are most directly understood in terms of culture and history.