Back from vacation

July 14, 2010

Now that my vacation is over, I should probably start blogging again. So here are some links:

What’s been taking up my time the last couple of days: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. It’s a retelling of Harry Potter, except this Harry is committed to science and rational examination. It works as a novel, too: the characters are very well drawn.

Sex, Science, Monogamy and Survival

More on Sex and ‘Science’

Think about it: all the great apes, except humans, are sexually promiscuous. And they all (except humans) have small populations confined to limited areas in the tropics. Now, correlation does not imply causation, but isn’t it just possible that monogamy has contributed to our success as a species?

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