The evidence on Earth points to exactly the opposite conclusion. Earth had independent experiments in evolution thanks to continental drift. New Zealand, Madagascar, India, South America… half a dozen experiments over 10, 20, 50, even 100 million years of independent evolution did not produce anything that was more human-like than when it started. So it’s […]
The first modern humans to arrive in Europe and Asia migrated north out of Egypt around 55,000 years ago, according to a study published in May last year. The study answered a long-standing question about the route early Homo sapiens took when spreading from the African continent. It also showed most Europeans and Asians living […]
“The big story of the 20th and the 21st century is that we’re learning to control the world better. [And understand and problem-solve]
People who experience abuse or neglect during childhood are more likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems later in life, even after the stressful events have passed.
“Popular science” is an oxymoron. “Educating” the general public has caused more blowback and threats to science and scientists then helped problem-solving- especially in America. America loves magic and of course, magic always sells best. Europeans, South Americans and Asian cultures are a bit more accepting. How We Really See Scientists We think of scientists […]
“Efference binding links perceptual processing to action/motor processing. This kind of stimulus-response binding is mediated unconsciously in actions such as reflexive pain withdrawal or reflexive inhalation. In learned behavior, efference binding allows one to press a button when presented with an arbitrary cue. Such a form of binding can be learned quickly (e.g., from a […]
A new study of geladas – a species of monkey living in the highlands of Ethiopia – has revealed that their long and complex vocal sequences follow a pattern seen in many human languages: the longer the overall sequence, the shorter are the sounds within it. This work not only reveals similarities between our communication […]
The genes likely influence such factors as the age at which puberty hits, and whether or not you posses a risk-taking personality. Previous research had shown that people who start having sex at a young age are more likely to underperform at school and have poorer physical and mental health. Early onset puberty has been […]