Planet of the Apes Archive: May, 2011

Racism contaminates science once again

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When a Psychology Today magazine blog appeared under the headline "Why Are African American Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?"... Read more

A Creationist Sends Back a New Rebuttal

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This is interesting in that it seems to capture the view of the religious right, in case you're curious about where they're coming from. I... Read more

Gossips: Still Self-Serving, Narcissistic Jerks

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By Wednesday I usually have a pretty good haul of e-mail from readers disputing points made in my Monday column. This week’s topic was... Read more

Smell was once a heck of a sense; now, not so much

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The human nose doesn't always know. According to the latest research, we do not all smell the same thing when we walk through a flower-studded... Read more

Smell, not Smarts, Drove Evolution of Early Mammals' Brains

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In an interesting new paper in the latest issue of Science, paleontologists draw some sweeping conclusions about brain evolution by examining... Read more

Can the Saved enjoy sex in heaven?

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The end is only two days away. The predicted May 21st apocalypse is supposed to happen by earthquake, according to believers quoted in this... Read more

Angry Catholics respond to column on the Pope and evolution

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I received a great collection of responses from readers on my recent column exploring the Pope's homily and possible areas of conflict between... Read more

What made Darwin suffer so? They think they know

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Charles Darwin meticulously observed not only the natural world around him but also the strange and troubling events in his own body. Over... Read more