Underlying the significant differences in brain — to say nothing of the vast difference in mind — is a genetic mystery.
On Monday, I will look at the consistency of the phylogenetically informative sites for the Baum et al. (2016) paper. Spoiler alert: It looks like design.
Not much is known for sure about how dogs age. The Dog Aging Project aims to change that through systematic research programs.
We have tended to assume that intelligence rose with the development of a spinal cord and brain (vertebrates), and warmbloodedness (mammals and birds).
NYU environmentalism prof Jeff Sebo argues that humans are not always rational and that some animals display mental qualities so we aren’t exceptional.