On November 4, 2014 In Atheism, Bias, Creationism, Evolution, Mortality, Neuroscience, Primates, Reviews in the Wild, Secular Humanism, Self-Awareness, Theology
Human existence is a complicated one ranging from serving the poor and downtrodden to beheading enemies. But is there meaning it?
Wild chimps have been observed learning to use tools in the wild, something which had only been seen in captivity.
In "Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves," Laurel Braitman shows that human beings are not the only animals who struggle with mental health.
Both science and art explore the reality of life, and in The Where, the Why, and The How they are an energetic team that connects with the reader with every turn of the page.
Bonobos and humans share about 99% of their genetic material. So perhaps it should surprise us that they are so smart.
On June 22, 2014 In Atheism, consciousness, Creationism, Evolution, Nonfiction Reviews, Personal Identity, Primates, Secular Humanism, Self-Awareness, Theology
In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.
The Sixth Extinction explores the tragedy of past extinctions and the reality of currently endangered species by engaging science through the approachability of story and well-placed gravity. Kolbert---winner of the National Magazine Award and a science writer for The New Yorker---is articulate and engaging, which made this book difficult to put down.
“…ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” ~ Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man