Category Archives: Hominids

Ideas that add up #215

Most top predators of the planet are majestic creatures. Million of years of dominion have filled them with self-confidence. Sapiens by contrast is more like a banana-republic dictator. Having so recently been one of the underdogs of the savannah, we … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #188

Because we evolved in the Palaeolithic, I like to say humanity has Palaeolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike power. E.O. Wilson, interviewed for The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4, July 28th, 2015 In other words we’re out of our depth: … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #42

Despite clothing themselves in animal fur, our ancestors would never have survived unless simultaneously they had acquired a mechanism to maintain their core temperature constant (at around 96 degrees Fahrenheit) irrespective of the fluctuating temperatures — from blazing heat to … Continue reading

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