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Why Women Have Sex

Here’s a elegantly and amusingly written review by Tanya Gold of David Buss and Cindy Meston’s book from about seven years ago — way and above the pseudo-sophisticate dross that The Guardian typically dishes up. And here they are in person. cindy mestondavid bussevolutionary biologyEvolutionary PsychologysexTanya Gold

The Last Great Ape

I had the good fortune to meet at a conference the very excellent Frances White who is featured in this documentary. Frances is so much more interesting and empirically sound than the cultural anthropologists who typically operate under a highly derivative and lazy Marxist lens. anthropologybonobosEmpathyevolutionary biologyfrances whiteSociality

Stories, religion, politics and evolution

Staying with the literature theme of a few days ago and earlier today, here is another write up on Jonathan Gottschall’s new book and an article by JG himself here and a related review article of another book by John Gray here. E. O. WilsonJonathan GottschallJonathan HaidtLiteratureNew AtheismSolzhenitsynStorytelling