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All Posts Tagged With: "evolution"

Spark Blog: Rewriting the History of the Modern Human Mind

Just ten years ago, the prevailing view was that the modern human mind suddenly gelled in Europe some 35,000 years ago. Alison Brooks and her colleague Sally McBrearty have challenged that notion.

Mar 17th, 2009 | Comments

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In the News: Nobel Conference – Who Were the First Humans?

Gustavus Adolphus College hosted a conference last October focused squarely on the idea of “The Human Spark.” We've met with many of the speakers.

Feb 24th, 2009 | Comments

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In The News: The End of Evolution?

British geneticist Steve Jones has lately made the provocative assertion that human evolution is coming to its end. What do you think?

Dec 12th, 2008 | Comments

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In The News: Bonobos Are Not Hippie Chimps

In an article in the journal Current Biology researchers describe directly observing bonobos hunting not just small forest creatures but other primates as well.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | Comments

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In the News: On Religion and Evolution

A recent study published in Science sets aside the religious critique of evolution and examines how religion itself may be a part of human evolution.

Nov 20th, 2008 | Comments

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In the News: Why Your Voice Is Quieter Than an Orangutan’s

All great apes, including humans, have vocal tract air sacs that they use to call out loud. Ours have evolved to be smaller than the other apes’, leaving them with louder voices.

Aug 25th, 2008 | Comments

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In the News: Monkeys That Can Count

While we can manipulate elaborate equations with square roots and derivatives, new research shows monkeys can “count” audible beeps and equate them to visual representations of the same amount.

Jul 5th, 2008 | Comments
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