The Animal Connection

A new perspective on what makes us human.

Pat Shipman, Ph.D., is a writer and paleoanthropologist who writes about science and evolution for non-scientists.

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About The Animal Connection

The Animal Connection is a blog based on ongoing research (mine and others') and personal observations about human evolution, the human animal, and our deep connection to other animals.  I want to explore why animals matter in human life and what has shaped the human species.

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Just Say It

When and how should we open up to loved ones?