Category Archives: Human Evolution

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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Childhood’s End

Childhood’s End, a 1953 novel by Arthur C. Clarke, is about human transformation. What may not be obvious is that the novel contains not one but two different transformations with two different causative agents. The first transformation is societal and … Continue reading

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