The Science of Sluts – Readers Go Wild

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In Wednesday’s paper, I wrote a this piece questioning why we think sluts are bad, and why we think they’re particularly bad if... Read more

A Good Month to Look to the Heavens

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If you're like me and you enjoy looking at the sky, you may have noticed two bright planets shining together in the evenings. The planets are... Read more

The Evolution of Rush Limbaugh

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In tomorrow's paper the Inhealth column will run a condensed version of this feature about Rush Limbaugh, sluts and the double standard. When... Read more

Sluts of the Animal World and the Tyranny of the Double Standard

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If Rush Limbaugh had aimed his “slut” comments at a man who happened to be advocating the coverage of birth control, it wouldn’t... Read more

Why Political Ads Work. An Insight from Evolution

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Here's my evolution column for the week. It ran Monday March 5 in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Election seasons can serve as a reminder of just... Read more

Yellow Cat Takes On The God Hypothesis

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F.F. After my visit with Richard Dawkins I’ve started thinking more in terms of those self-replicating viral ideas he dubbed “memes”... Read more

New Evolution Video Uses Kids' Artwork

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Evolution comes to life in this video, which is cute but also a little scary when the volcano erupts. According to Richarddawkins.net, it was... Read more

Is Sharing the Key to our Evolutionary Success?

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Earlier this week I came across a fascinating study showing that 3-year-old humans were more likely to share than were chimpanzees, but only... Read more