Evolution for Everyone

Archives for August, 2011

My new book, The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time, was published by Little, Brown last Wednesday and featured on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition today. My main objective in writing the book is to show how evolutionary science can be used to improve our lives in a…

The Meaning of My Mugs

My wife Anne and I have accumulated an assortment of mugs that occupy a shelf of our kitchen cabinet. All of them perform the same function of holding hot liquid, but we seem to have developed a complex system for using them. Rather than grabbing any two for our morning coffee, I feel impelled to…