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There is only one race, the human race

Tim Crowe | 05 February 2016 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: evolution, race, South Africa

Could the internet outlive humanity?

Denyse O'Leary | 26 Jan 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: evolution, future generations, Internet use

Why is Richard Dawkins scaring kids out of reading fairy tales?

Martin Fitzgerald | 13 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwinism, evolution, Richard Dawkins
It's peculiar advice from someone who believes in them himself.

What’s wrong with Richard Dawkins?

Richard Bastien | 05 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, Darwinism, evolution, Richard Dawkins
For starters, his arguments for Darwinism are not very scientific.

Scientists clash over origin of monogamy

Denyse O'Leary | 14 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, Marriage, monogamy, polygamy
Humans, along with prairie voles, grey-handed night monkeys, jackals and coyotes, are numbered among the 9 percent of mammals who are socially monogamous. Can evolution provide an answer?

Human evolution: science’s golden child or spoilt brat?

Darren Curnoe | 12 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, science journals
Why are science journals so fascinated by fossils of ancient man? Don't other discoveries merit even more attention?

The New Eugenics

Michael Cook | 14 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: eugenics, evolution, genetics
Some scientists are haunted by the idea of genetic degeneracy.

Have we evolved to argue?

Zac Alstin | 17 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, philosophy, reason
Forget about truth. The reason we can reason is to win arguments, say evolutionary psychologists.

Babies made us “the nicest apes”

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, evolution, motherhood
Two years ago an American primatologist named Sarah Blaffer Hrdy published a book arguing that human beings evolved as a co-operative species in response not only to the needs of infants but to their charm.

Wisdom from your local zoo

Denyse O'Leary | 01 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, media, relationships
Updating Dear Abby and Ann Landers, a British newspaper has engaged an evolutionary agony aunt. 

The new revelation

Denyse O'Leary | 31 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, religion
Have aeons of natural selection hardwired human beings to be religious?

The shock and awe of creation

Leslie Tomory | 29 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, evolution
Are God and evolution really incompatible? Not if you examine the question carefully.

Darwin’s disciples today

Carson Holloway | 27 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwin, evolution, Peter Singer
Political theorists of all hues claim that Darwin gives scientific credibility to their own theories. One of these is Peter Singer.

The origins of Darwinian political thought

Carson Holloway | 26 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwin, evolution
A number of writers about politics and morality have drawn inspiration from Darwin's theory of evolution. How successful were they? First of a two-part series. 

Can evolution explain religion?

Denyse O'Leary | 10 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, evolutionary psychology, religion
Evolutionary psychologists offer two contradictory explanations for the existence of religion. They can't both be right, but they can both be wrong.

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