Descent Of Man Revisited

Book Blog

Descent Of Man Revisited header image 4

Entries from April 2011

Harvard’s Edward O. Wilson tries to upend biology, again

April 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Where does good come from? Harvard’s Edward O. Wilson tries to upend biology, again http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2011/04/17/where_does_good_come_from/?page=full On a recent Monday afternoon, the distinguished Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson was at his home in Lexington, talking on the phone about the knocks he’s been taking lately from the scientific community, and paraphrasing Arthur Schopenhauer to explain his […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Successful Blueprints Are Recycled by Evolution

April 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Successful Blueprints Are Recycled by Evolution, Study SuggestsScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2011) β€” During the development of an embryo, a large number of different, specialised cell-types arise from the fertilised egg. The genetic information is identical in all cells of an organism. Different properties of cells arise because the activity of genes is controlled and regulated […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Language evolution

April 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Weak Evidence for Word-Order Universals: Language Not as ‘Innate’ as Thought? ScienceDaily (Apr. 14, 2011) β€” About 6,000 languages are spoken today worldwide. How this wealth of expression developed, however, largely remains a mystery. A group of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has now found that word-orders in […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Kantian Ethics

April 9th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Kantian Ethics Abstract: Kant’s notion of the good will and the categorical imperative are very briefly sketched here. http://philosophy.lander.edu/ethics/kant.html Introduction: An attraction to the Kantian doctrines of obligation is begun along the following lines: (1) If the purpose of life were just to achieve happiness, then we would all seek pleasure and gratification and hope […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Archaeology and iPads

April 8th, 2011 · No Comments

iPad Helps Archaeologists ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2011) β€” New technology is revolutionizing the precise recording of history at an ancient, lost city, bucking a tradition that has been in place for centuries. University of Cincinnati researchers will present “The Paperless Project: The Use of iPads in the Excavations at Pompeii”* at the 39th annual international […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized