Uthman Badar was going to talk about honor killings at FODI. He was banned--before saying a word. Not only did we lose an opportunity to defeat his viewpoint--we lost a chance to learn something about ourselves.
Female genital mutilation. It is still going on to a frightening degree in sub-Saharan Africa. However, western culture has no reason for smug superiority. The underlying motives for it are highly visible here too.
Female choice is a key driver in primate evolution. Although humans like to pretend to themselves that they are above such things these mechanisms are clearly visible in sexual preferences and behaviours. The recent Robin Thicke Blurred Lines video gives a vivid example of female choice mechanisms in action.
Thoughts from a beekeeper who also studies human behaviour. A beehive has roughly the same number of neurons as a human brain. However, the former has a noticeably greater chance than the latter of producing something sweet and nourishing.