Revisiting the Google Manifesto

Were there gender difference in the past? It is extremely likely. Do we know if they were like gender differences we see today? No.

Get the Science Right!

What popular books get wrong about human evolution.

Hassles Are Part of Being Human, Even for Our Ancestors

Being human, with all its messiness, is worth the hassle

Is It Too Late to Get Along?

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

How to Detect Fake News

The Internet abounds with Fake news and misrepresentation. Our brains are powerful lie detectors, let’s use them.

The Origin of Human Lethal Violence

Are humans really violent?

Aggression and Violence Are Possible, Not Inevitable

Humans are not “bad to the bone,” just really complicated, potentially dangerous, and generally kind. We should remember that.

We’re All a Bit Racist

It may be unintentional, but we’re all a little bit racist.

Is Title IX Anti-Evolutionary?

Is Title IX against human nature?

Sex Is Not a Responsibility

If there is no joy, should there be sex?

Religion Matters

Humans take religion seriously..but how well do they know the global religious landscape?

How Deep Is Our Love?

The world is not feeling very compassionate. But it is. Or better put, we are.

Are All Women Quiet and Sometimes Nude? Hollywood Thinks So

Myths of gender and race are not made on the screen, but they are incessantly reinforced there

Ignorance About Race Is Killing Us

If we don’t seriously engage the problem underlying Race in the USA, more people will die and many more will continue to suffer

Moving Beyond Science vs. Religion

Ignorance underlies most claims about the conflict between science and religion

At Least Get Gender Right!

Film & TV media sell females short

Sex Doesn’t Have to Make Sense

Trying to pigeonhole sex into one or two “real” explanations is fruitless and damaging.

Ferguson and Human Nature

The events at Ferguson are not rooted in human nature, but the response can be.

Dump Nature/Nurture

Pitting biology and evolution versus culture and life experience is a giant mistake.

The Real Reason Sexual Violence Is So Widespread

Are sexual coercion, harassment, and even rape "biological imperatives"?

Things to Know When Talking About Race and Genetics

Do genetic data prove that there are multiple biological races in humans today?

Why Normal Is a Myth

Don’t deny variability; enjoy your spot at any place on the continuum, and know that being different is in fact a normal part of being human.

Desperately Seeking Soulmate? Please, Stop Already

Being human and being happy is about being part of a community, and then about the details of individual relationships.

Genes Are Not Fortune Tellers

We all want to believe the myth of DNA: that it provides an explanation for why we are the way we are. However, it is just not true—genes are never more than just a part of the story.

Mean Girls Are Not Mean Genes

Aggression between women today doesn’t necessarily mean human females evolved to be “bitchy”
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Failure Is Good

Being human means failing often

A Gene for Harsh Parenting?

Can a bad dopamine gene be a core cause for Moms being harsher parents? Not likely. There is no way the world, the human body, and parenting behavior is that simple.

The Phallus Fallacy

The phallus fallacy, the ubiquitous focus on the penis in popular media and culture, may be acting to reinforce social and gender inequities. This is a problem.

How to Not Be Racist

Breaking the cycle of racism means learning about race, and more importantly, talking about it. But this is no easy feat.

Size Matters, or Does It?

A focus on genitals does not tell us much about being human