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Science overturns view of humans as naturally ‘nasty’

VANCOUVER, Canada — Biological research increasingly debunks the view of humanity as competitive, aggressive and brutish, a leading specialist in primate behavior told a major science conference. “Humans have a lot of pro-social tendencies,” Frans de Waal, a biologist at Emory University in Atlanta, told the annual meeting of the…

Just more silly history, or silly history with scary potential?

Did a couple of pioneering obstetricians secretly murder dozens of pregnant women in the name of science? Lindsay makes the compelling case for “Not bloody likely”. These kinds of revisionist histories that postulate all sorts of fantastical theories without much evidence are all over the place, with some of the…

The real, super-true, completely verified story of Darwin’s conversion

The wingnuts are at it again, according to PZ, pushing that ridiculous story about how Darwin converted to Christianity on his deathbed. It’s time to set the record straight and explain how it really happened. There was no Lady Hope that visited Darwin on his deathbed, but there was Lady…

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