Some science links for you

Eric Johnson has a review of Frans de Waal’s book in Seed, readable here at Seed Dot Com.

Brian writes up fossils found by Bain (and later studied by Brain, of course) that I find near and dear. Both Brian’s review and the fossils themselves. From South Africa.

We’re more likely to behave ethically when we see rivals behaving badly

Ed Yong titillates us with: Ancient plants manipulate insects for hot, smelly sex


  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    September 25, 2009

    The article about de Waal’s book starts off about social Darwinism, which, of course, has nothing to do with Darwin or Evolution by natural descent or Dawkins, etc.

    I know that is what de Waal’s book is about and Johnson eventually gets around to it in his article but it should not be the lead.

    /end of curmudgeon mode rant

  2. #2 JefFlyingV
    September 26, 2009

    Ed Yong is always worthwhile reading. Looking forward to exploring Ed Switek’s site.