Category Archives: Human Evolution

Followup to “Of Minds and Crows”

New research shows that birds have as many neurons as mid-size primates. Evolution apparently has figured out a way of packing neurons more densely. Researchers took brains from 28 different species and dissected them. Although many in the field expected … Continue reading

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Of Minds and Crows

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2310490 A fellow blogger and I had a little debate¬† about consciousness and awareness in non-human organisms. His view seems to be that humans are largely unique in their capabilities for awareness. My view is that humans … Continue reading

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Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent (El Abrazo del Serpiente) is a remarkable movie by Ciro Guerra about the Amazon. While it follows somewhat in the tradition of the movies by Werner Herzog (Aquirre, the Wrath of God and Fitcarraldo) it differs … Continue reading

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