Archives for January, 2008

Biology of Color Preference

Color is funny. Anthropologists have long known that different cultures have different relationships, linguistically and in day to day practice, to the color spectrum. For example, the Efe Pygmy Hunter-Gatherers of the Ituri Forest describe things as white, black, or red, and that’s it. They live in a world of green. Going with the model…

… according to news reports flying around the airwaves. It will be interesting to see what happens to those currently supporting him. It is likely that if Edwards does not endorse anyone, his supporters would drift to Clinton, since it is believed that Edwards has been collecting the whiter among the white votes (those who…

Four Stone Hearth Blog Carnival 33

Welcome to the Four Stone Hearth Blog Carnival #33, ‘specializing’ in the four fields of anthropology. The previous edition of 4SH can be found at Testimony of the Spade, and the next edition will be hosted by Our Cultural World. The main page for Four Stone Hearth has additional information on the carnival, and you…

We are the laughing stock of the world!

Cool Stuff, News Stuff

A Biology News Browser; Green Porno; Naked Mole-Rats and Chili Pepper; 3D from 2D; New View of Middle Earth Stuff

“Dover may be the first of many battles to follow…”

Get Your Own Death Ray

The Torch is the world’s brightest and most powerful flashlight. It is capable of melting plastic, lighting paper on fire within seconds, and if you like, fry an egg or a marshmallow on a stick.

Home Schooling = Lower Taxes

This is the first time I’ve seen this argument made, in a letter to the editor in LJWorld of Lawrence, Kansas:

Four Stone Hearth

Four Stone Hearth, the anthropology blog carnival, will be hosted here tomorrow. Please send me your entries! I’ve got a lot of good ones so far, so expect an interesting ride. greg at gregladen.com or laden002 at umn.edu

Wife Swap and Home Schooling

You may not want to miss this (Feb 13th) episode of Wife Swap: