Planet of the Apes Archive: March, 2012

Cold Fusion: Why Skeptics Still Doubt It.

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First, a limerick from the newsletter of our local skeptics group – the Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking (PhACT): Cold... Read more

Challenges and Adaptations

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Sorry for the hiatus in posting this week. I’ve been busy trying to find a way to keep the planet-of-the-apes collaboration from splitting... Read more

In Philadelphia Humans Encounter their First Dinosaur

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Here's my column for Monday, March 12. It will also run in print on the cover of the Health and Science section: It was the time of P.T. Barnum... Read more

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