Category Archives: Anthroplogy

Hobbit Father Dies

In looking though my writing I have come to the conclusion that obituaries bring outthe best in me – certainly quite a few of my best pieces relate to someone’s death. While I hope to be have very few opportunities … Continue reading

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Can Evolutionary Psychology Actually Be Science?

Last night at Cherchez La Femme Karen Pickering made reference to the recent abomination where a UNM Professor Geoffrey Miller tweeted “Dear obese PhD applicants: If you don’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower … Continue reading

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Prison Privatisation Scandal Coming To You

Everyone living in a country where the privatisation of prisons has been endorsed by a major party should read this. Supporters of private prisons will certainly dismiss the case of a judge selling children to the prison system in return … Continue reading

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More On Sacrifice

I finally finished the article on Prof Paul Frijters research into testing predisposition to religious sacrifice. See original pieces here and here. The full article will be in Australasian Science in April, but I thought I’d add a couple of … Continue reading

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Taking It To The Streets

Yesterday I was doorknocked by a young man who has received a grant to create a wildlife corridor linking two creeks. Although there are some parks between the creeks these will not be used, as most lead to substantial dead … Continue reading

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Leading The Charge

I’m fascinated at the moment by the question of what is causing the decline in violent crime. This is a question that doesn’t get as much attention as it should. If crime rates all over the developed world were exploding … Continue reading

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That’s Not A Controversy, THIS Is A Controversy

So, the president of the Liberal National Party thinks teaching of climate change in schools is “one sided“. He wants both sides taught – scientific evidence and barefaced lies, presumably. Or maybe he’d settle for the counter side involving people … Continue reading

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