Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Exploring the evolutionary origins of modern sexuality
Christopher Ryan Ph.D.
How do you tell Mom you're polyamorous?
Does "falling in love" prevent us from actually loving?
Can we stop acting as if not dying is an option? Listen carefully, and you'll hear people say things like, "If I die, I want it to be painless." If? There is no "if" about it.
The APA was the only major organization of health professionals to see no ethical problem with the torture program.
Did "24"prime Americans to accept torture as a necessary evil?
Why didn't the APA come out against torturing prisoners long ago?
Torturing people is nothing new for America.
Some primates show us how peace can win out over violence.
When did it become racist to mention race?
Explaining how fists and faces evolved for punching and getting punched.
Some of the things I've been doing in lieu of blogging.
Will future sex even involve other people? Or will human sexuality continue to drift toward interaction with virtual partners?
Love for your spouse, no matter how profound and sincere, will probably not eliminate your innate yearning for erotic novelty.
Many thanks for over 3 million views!
The controversy over the killing of a giraffe in a Danish zoo illustrates American culture's dysfunctional approach to life and death.
My controversial TED talk has been posted.
A countdown of my most popular posts here, over the past three years.
We can't know someone's inner nature and intentions based solely upon the content of their outbursts.
Come say hi in Puebla, Mexico.
People want to know if their attraction for people other than their partner is a flaw in their wiring.
The ways Carl Zimmer keeps getting it wrong offer a fascinating insight into how difficult it can be to move beyond mainstream thinking when it comes to human sexual evolution.
Does it make sense to use the term "child sex abuse" if, as an adult, the individual doesn't feel harmed and if his or her harm can't be detected by any known empirical measures?
Are we good to each other because religions tell us to be, or are religions merely institutionalized expressions of our innate desire to be good to each other?
Hugo Schwyzer owes Johnny Depp an apology.
Krugman's argument makes logical sense, but the Republican's argument makes emotional sense—which isn't really, you know, sense—even if it feels just like it.
Some recent adventures in media
Joe Rogan and Ari Shaffir are very smart, very funny guys.
An update on various goings-on.
Can military adultery support unit cohesion?
If innate, victimless behavior never changes, shouldn't our expectations?
Christopher Ryan, Ph.D., is the co-author of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality.
Exploring the prehistoric underpinnings of contemporary life.