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How Consciousness emerged in Humans
… this week’s essay, which is the answer to that great biological question of how we humans became fully conscious. This is an especially significant question when we consider that other animals haven’t been able to develop a fully conscious mind. … Continue reading
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How did we humans acquire our all-loving, unconditionally selfless moral conscience?
… clear evidence that we humans actually have cooperative and loving moral instincts, the ‘voice’ or expression of which is our conscience. As Charles Darwin recognized, ‘The moral sense perhaps affords the best and highest distinction between man and the … Continue reading
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A Natural History of Human Thinking
Tool-making or culture, language or religious belief: ever since Darwin, thinkers have struggled to identify what fundamentally differentiates human beings from other animals. Michael Tomasello weaves his twenty years of comparative studies of humans and great apes into a compelling … Continue reading
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Origins of Human Communication
Human communication is grounded in fundamentally cooperative, even shared, intentions. In this original and provocative account of the evolutionary origins of human communication, Michael Tomasello connects the fundamentally cooperative structure of human communication (initially discovered by Paul Grice) to the … Continue reading
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How do Humans, Ants, and other Animals form Societies?
Forming groups is a basic human drive. Modern humans are all simultaneously members of many groups — there is the book club, your poker buddies, all those fellow sport team enthusiasts. Most basic of all these groups is the connection … Continue reading
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Anthropocentrism is not the first step in Children’s reasoning about the Natural World
What is the relation between human and nonhuman animals? As adults, we construe this relation flexibly, depending in part on the situation at hand. From a biological perspective, we acknowledge the status of humans as one species among many (as … Continue reading
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The Cradle of Language
This book is the first to focus on the African origins of human language. It explores the origins of language and culture 250,000-150,000 years ago when modern humans evolved in Africa. Scholars from around the world address the fossil, genetic, … Continue reading
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The Moral Animal – Evolutionary Psychology
Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women’s interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything … Continue reading
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