The Loom

Archives for December, 2005

Quote Mining, Near and Far

I’ve been asked to review a couple books about global warming. Climate change and evolution, which I mainly write about, are intimately related, since life is a potent source of greenhouse gases (methane from bacteria, etc.) and abrupt climate change has triggered profound changes in the biosphere. This assignment has me taking a particularly close…

Updating Human Evolution

Light blogging this week is due to my frantic fragment of a week, returning from Thanksgiving and preparing to head down to DC to participate on a panel at the American Anthropological Association. The panel is called “Updating Human Evolution: Bringing Anthropological and Public Coneceptions into Contemporary Perspective,” and will take place Saturday afternoon starting…