Pinker is right that we should formulate our ideas based on evidence, not bias and preconceptions.
As if on cue, science news today reports a remarkable discovery from Spain.
Despite Dennis Venema’s statements to the contrary, there is no clear-cut lineage of fossils leading from ape-like hominids to modern humans.
In 2001, French scientist Alain Beauvilain and three Chadian colleagues discovered a fossil cranium in the dunes of the Chadian Sahara Desert.
A snarky proposal, among others aimed at deflating the idea of humankind’s exceptional place in nature, suggests that our species is really misnamed.