The Primate Diaries

Archives for June, 2009

Dispatches from the Two Americas

Peter and Billy Getty over at City Brights write: There are slews of people richer than we are, just in this neighborhood. We’re more famous for being rich than we really are rich. But we have enough to belong to the leisure class, meaning we get to spend very little of our time doing anything…

Today in History

On June 30, 1905 Albert Einstein published his paper on Special Relativity with the paper “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” in the journal Annalen der Physik (original German version in pdf here). This was Einstein’s third of what have become known as the Annus Mirabilis papers (Latin for “extraordinary year”) and revolutionized the field…

Liberation Ecology

Sunrise on the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Vearl Brown / Creative Commons From the beginning our human family has been on a journey. Born together, in eastern Africa about 100,000 years ago, our ancestors migrated to distant points around the globe. Our family scattered, communication was cut off and, in most cases, we forgot about them…

A Primate is Born

   Our newborn takes after his father.The following is something of an impromptu experiment in live birth twittering. It started out simply as a means to update friends and family, but as events transpired we received some unexpected international attention. The entire labor lasted 47 hours, involved three different locations and two surgeries. This after we…