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Originally posted by Brian Switek On March 10, 2009, at 11:14 AM In 1857 Richard Owen proposed that our species, Homo sapiens, belonged to a distinct subclass separate from all other primates. He called this new group the Archencephala and based it as much upon human powers of reason as minute neuroanatomical differences between apes…

Originally posted by Jessica Palmer On March 7, 2009, at 11:00 PM Brevity can be a creative coup. Consider Claire Evans’ “Evolution of Life in 60 Seconds”, which shoehorns our entire history into one minute: as the clock slowly ticks away, it makes me fear for a moment – implausible as it may seem –…

Originally posted by Seth Herd at Developing Intelligence On February 24, 2009, at 12:00 PM I disagree with many of Gary Marcus‘s theories, but I think that his book Kluge is important, entertaining, and even accurate. The book’s main thesis is that if God had designed the human mind, He would’ve done a better job.…

Review by Scicurious, from Neurotopia Originally published on: February 5, 2009 1:45 AM I am an unabashed lover of Scientific American. Well, ok, I’m also a grad student. So I can’t AFFORD Scientific American. But luckily, Scientific American has podcasts! There’s a regular weekly one that is around 40 minutes long, and then there are…