The Next Big Thing in English

From The New York Times:

Next Big Thing in English: Knowing They Know That You Know

Some scholars are turning to M.R.I.’s and evolutionary theory to explore how and why people read fiction.


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The Evolution of Fairness

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At the New York Times an article by John Tierney discusses the research of Joseph Henrich of  The University of British Columbia on the evolution of fairness and how his findings contribute to the field of economics.

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Discussing Multi-Level Selection

David Sloan Wilson discusses Multi-level Selection with Razib Khan

Does Evolution Explain Human Nature?

Cultural Evolution

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Over at The New York Times, Nicholas Wade writes about cultural evolution  in an article titled Human Culture, An Evolutionary Force

For more information about cultural evolution we recommend reading Not by Genes Alone by Peter Richerson and Robert Boyd.

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Policy-making the Darwinist Way

The UK’s Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA) has a history that stretches back to the Enlightenment. Today, it is a progressive policy organization that appreciates the relevance of evolutionary theory and features an article about the Evolution Institute in the current issue of its journal. The article is written by Evolution Institute co-director David Sloan Wilson and is titled “Policymaking the Darwinist Way.” It provides a concise summary of the EI’s mission and three current foci on childhood education, risky adolescent behavior, and the nature of regulation.