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The Dance of Consciousness
In an audio interview, neuroscientist Walter J. Freeman discusses his view that consciousness springs from action.
Daniel J. Kruger: Evolutionary Psychology
This Research Fellow at the University of Michigan provides an online version of his work "What is Evolutionary Psychology?" published 2002.
The Descent of Man
Covers the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's four-part radio series on neo-Darwinism.
The Evolution and Human Adaptation Program
Work by faculty and students at the University of Michigan in the area of evolution and human behavior, including work relevant to Darwinian medicine.
The Evolutionary Development of Life Forms
Grand unification theory covering psychology, religion, politics, economics, and personal relationships.
Evolutionary psychology
A comprehensive evolutionary psychology must be able to deal with our future psychological evolution as well as our past. This paper begins the extension of evolutionary psychology to our future evolution.
Evolutionary Psychology
Provides a concise definition of the field with links to related topics.
Evolutionary Psychology Challenges the Current Social Sciences
Article by J Raymond Zimmer describing evolutionary psychology and the challenge it poses to traditional social science, and then discussing opportunities evolutionary psychology opens for Christian apologetics.
The Evolutionary Psychology FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions about evolutionary psychology.
Evolutionary Psychology Primer by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby
An invaluable primer written by two of the founders of the field.
Evolutionary Psychology: An Emerging Integrative Perspective within the Science and Practice of Psychology
An article on the theory and implications of this theory by Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair.
The Foundation for Humanity's Adulthood - FHA
Biological explanation of human nature, specifically biological exploration of the human condition, humans' capacity for good and evil.
Frank Sulloway
Audio interview with the visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, author of 'Born to Rebel'.
Frans de Waal
An audio interview with the primatologist and author.
The Future of Human Evolution
Paper by nick Bostrom exploring some dystopian scenarios where evolutionary developments, while continuing to produce complex and intelligent forms of organization, lead to the gradual elimination of all forms of being that we care about.
Genetics, Ethics and Theology
Audio resources on genetics, ethics and theology.
The Great Debate: Evolution, Human Nature and Autonomy
Web site of the debate between Sue Scott, Kenan Malik, Rita Carter and Christopher Badcock. There are useful links and contact information.
Handbook of Human Symbolic Evolution
Written by Charles R. Peters of Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Human Ethology
The hidden subconscious of an individual. Humans can display the reason for psychic perceptions or physical conditions and are able to adapt to those conditions at an early stage.
Identifying the accident prone
Your personality could determine how likely you are to be involved in an accident, say researchers.
The Imagined World Made Real
Tom Dickins looks at Henry Plotkin's view on the natural science of culture.
In Search of Human Origins: Classroom Ideas
Lesson Plans Introduce evolution, classify species, and write quizzes about early humans to get a better understanding of human origins.
Jared Diamond
An audio interview with the author, physiologist, evolutionary biologist and biogeographer.
Margaret Hagen
Audio interview with an expert on visual perception.
Molwick: The EDI Study
Statistical research of the hereditary nature of intelligence with IQ data source. Evidence of evolution supporting the Global Cognitive Theory.
Nature/Nurture Debate
Audio discussion featuring Dean Hamer.
NPR - Focus on Ordinary Behavior
Radio interview with the founder of "The Journal of Mundane Behavior."
The Origin of Language Debate - UsingEnglish.com
Some thoughts on the 'origin of language' debate, and the arguments put forward by Steels and MacWhinney, in contrast to those put forward by Chomsky and Pinker.
The original 'rock music'
Many Stone Age relics lying in our museums might not simply be tools but could also be musical instruments.
Orlando Patterson
Audio interview with the historical sociologist and Professor at Harvard University. He won the 1991 National Book Award for Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, appears regularly in The New York Times, Newsweek, and The New Republic. He also served as special adviser for social policy and development to Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley during the 1970's, was on the faculty at the London School of Economics, and has published three novels.
Pinker on 'The Language Instinct'
NPR audio interview originally broadcast on Fresh Air.
Psychology, Culture, and Evolution
Speculations on the Psychology of Paleolithic Graphics, links to cultural-historical psychology, and links to articles about the evolution of brain, consciousness, language, and sociality.
Research Group on Evolution and Higher Cognition
Center at Rutgers University provides faculty profiles, information on courses and conferences. Also offers an archive of papers.
Richard Wrangham
Audio interview with the Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University. His book 'Demonic Males' popularized ideas he has developed in scholarly research focused on the influence of ecology on the evolution of primate social behavior.
Secrets of the brain
The organ of thought is the subject of a major new BBC television series 'Brain Story'.
Sex, Drugs, and Cults
An evolutionary perspective on sex, drugs, cults, religions, and ideologies by H. Keith Henson, including a hair-raising account of the author's encounters with the scientiology cult.
Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
Audio conversations with the noted primatologist.
Theory of Sexual Selection: The Human Mind and the Peacock’s Tale
Essay by Caspar Hewett on sexual selection in peacocks and its relevance to the human mind.
Turning the Tables on the Tabula Rasa By David P. Barash
A detailed commentary on The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker.
Unlocking the brain's potential
Scientists think they have identified the part of the brain, which if switched off, can stimulate artistic genius, a BBC documentary shows.
What makes a good rumour?
A rumour spread by a small radio station saw UK motorists trying to beat a phantom fuel blockade. What makes a rumour so successful?
When babies 'see'
Babies start to see complex objects in the same way as adults at the age of seven months, according to new research.
Language Gene
NPR interview with Steven Pinker on the discovery of the first gene linked to speech and language. (August 15, 2002)
No Nobels, One Failure, a Few Regrets - How did the Genius Sperm-bank Donors Turn Out?
The story of The Repository for Germinal Choice as told by David Plotz in Slate magazine. (March 30, 2001)
Scientists 'Locate' Intelligence
British and German scientists believe they have identified the specific area of the human brain responsible for intelligence.ˇ= (July 21, 2000)
Women's Choice of Men Goes in Cycles
The BBC reports that women are attracted to more hunky men at the most fertile time of their menstrual cycle - this may be part of an evolutionary explanation of infidelity. (June 24, 1999)
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