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Howard Bloom on the Evolution of Sex

Don’t miss this rare public appearance by world-renowned writer and thinker, Howard Bloom – author of The God Problem, The Lucifer Principle and more (www.howardbloom.net). WHAT: Sex and the Second Law of Thermodynamics (a talk regarding Bloom’s thoughts on The … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Psychology of the Zombie Apocalypse

Don’t worry – as a statistician, I put the likelihood of an all-out zombie apocalypse at very very close to zero – seriously, no reason to panic! This said, one of my current students, Paul, just engaged me in a … Continue reading

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Kim Kardashian’s baby: Why we are all addicted to gossip.

Forged from fragments of private disclosures, invidious rumors, and personal inventions, gossip is a weapon often wielded to wound an absent other. In a brilliant but troubling short story by William Faulkner—“Dry September”—it even leads to the tragic murder of … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Psychology’s Expansion – Our Promise to Darwin

When Charles Darwin (1859) articulated his theory of natural selection and described how natural forces are responsible for the beauty, diversity, and origins of life, he was thinking big. And his thinking was integrative. In his voyages around the world, … Continue reading

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Ancestral Health Symposium 2013 Wrap Up

What better way to kick off my first blog entry than providing a wrap-up of how Darwinism leaped off the page and into the very mitochondria of my 140-some-odd-trillion cells over the past year, and how this culminated in my … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Out of Doors – Evolutionary Psychology, Biophilia, and Walking in the Woods

When astronauts spend time in outer space, they often focus energy on life forms from Earth – such as the wheat cultivated on the Russian space station Mir by American astronaut John Blaha, and others, in the 1990s. One might … Continue reading

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Social Comparison, Evolutionary Psychology, and the Best Job in the World

My friend Navin pointed out this online calculator to me called the “global rich list” – you type in your net annual income, and it tells you, correcting for cost of living, where you stack up to the billions of … Continue reading

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Interpreting the cup: Schopenhauer, Darwin, and human suffering.

I   There is something discomfiting about our society’s constant moral admonitions that we should be happy. The world is not always a benevolent place. And our lives are not always filled with joy. It is vexing to pretend perpetually … Continue reading

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Evolutionarily-Informed Headphone Design!

Fair warning, this post won’t be about evolutionary clinical psychology per se, but a bit about how a functional, evolutionary perspective can inform technological solutions for better living! Most of us take our binaural hearing for granted. Having two working ears … Continue reading

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Signaling Singleness: Mating Intelligence and Black Day

This post was co-authored with Jessica Fell Williams who is an MA student in Psychology at SUNY New Paltz and a member of the Evolutionary Psychology Lab. This is cross-posted at the Psychology Today blogs and at the blogroll for … Continue reading

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