Strolling with a skeptical biochemist
I thought superstition is a common problem :-)
Is that as bad as todays article on miracles? I dunno...
I'm kinda surprised yawning isn't in there. Just-so stories abound in that field.
I shaved off my public hair, my pubic hair too. It's itchy. Speaking of itches - what's the explanation there?
In case you're wondering, it's not a spelling mistake: pubic hair is public in Canada. It's photos of teenagers that are taboo up here.
Tyro: yes it is a typo.http://www.newscientist.com/special/ten-mysteries-of-you
Is that public hair a veiled reference to islam being misunderstood?I agree that the features in new scientist aren't very good, and the news too brief. I don't think this is a new development though.(veiled- get it)
Isn't New Scientist a reputable popular science news website? Is there not debate regarding these human characteristics?
I agree that the features in new scientist aren't very good, and the news too brief.Brief, I get it.
Altruism? They don't understand altruism?I'll give them a hint: who is more likely to receive help and cooperation? The nice guy or the asshole?Being nice has advantages. Being an asshole doesn't.
How about we chill out with the hyperadaptationalism a bit? There doesn't have to be any adaptive value to any of those... byproducts happen, etc. News reporters seem to have failed that little detail. Because just-so stories sell so well...