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Entries from June 2013

Big Movies and Other Cultural Products Have Evolutionary Roots

June 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Big Movies and Other Cultural Products Have Evolutionary Roots http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130612133317.htm June 12, 2013 — From Brad Pitt fighting zombies to Superman falling for Lois Lane, summer blockbuster season is upon us. But while Hollywood keeps trotting out new movies for the masses, plotlines barely change. Epic battles, whirlwind romances, family feuds, heroic attempts to save […]

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Discussion of review of de Waal’s book

June 4th, 2013 · No Comments

May 31, 2013 | If Apes Could Talk to Atheists: How Religious Life Has More to Do With Animal Instinct Than You’d Think Frans De Waal’s new book, “The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates” hits some hot button issues. http://www.alternet.org/books/bonobo-and-atheist-review?paging=off This article at Alternet is a good moment to […]

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Chimpanzees Have Five Universal Personality Dimensions

June 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Chimpanzees Have Five Universal Personality Dimensions http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135521.htm June 3, 2013 — While psychologists have long debated the core personality dimensions that define humanity, primate researchers have been working to uncover the defining personality traits for humankind’s closest living relative, the chimpanzee. New research, published in the June 3 issue of American Journal of Primatology provides […]

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