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Dear friends, I've got 2000 followers on twitter! Please follow my posts on evolution, science and philosophy there. Thank you all! https://twitter.com/ReasonableApe
The latest from Armin (@ReasonableApe). Evolutionary Biologist @UniofAdelaide. Tweets #Evolution #Anthro #Neuro #Psych #Philos #Media #Cosmos #Skeptic #Language #English #Iranian #Scientist #SciComm. Adelaide, Australia
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Happy New Year 2014! Hope this year brings you happiness and love! Enjoy your day. =]
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K/T boundary mass Extinction

#KT #Extinction #Dinosaurs #Survive
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+Marko Bosscher None of the groups are nested in family trees.  It's Christmas, a time for creationists and evolutionists to grope toward common ground.
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Do insects feel pain? Are they conscious? A science kit for at-home cyborg cockroaches provokes the hard questions.
Do insects feel pain? Are they conscious? A science kit for at-home cyborg cockroaches provokes the hard questions
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At birth, babies are endowed with compassion, with empathy, with the beginnings of a sense of fairness.
#morality   #origins   #natural   #baby  
 
The Moral Life of Babies "The strongest evidence that morality has a genetic component has little to do with human differences, and everything to do with human universals."
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13 Most Obvious Findings of 2013

1. The Western diet is bad for you
2. Sleeping beauty is no myth
3. Racists are close-minded
4. Morbid alert! Hanging is bad for the heart
5. Cheating men have strong sexual urges
6. Shy teens find friends online
7. Take smaller bites, eat less
8. Umbrellas protect you from the sun
9. People buy more fruits and veggies when they're cheaper
10. Bad relationships depress people
11. Reality TV skews reality
12. Drugs and driving don't mix
13. Women find musicians hot

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-13-most-obvious-findings
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Scientific American was great, in the seventies. I learned everything from the Italian edition of it. Too bad that now it is just another useless "science magazine".
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The amazing stability of bicycles

#cool  #robot #bike  
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Would You Rather Be Born Smart or Rich?

#success  #mobility   #wealth  
A recent Brookings study suggests that brains and drive have more to do with lifelong success than family wealth. But there's a big catch.
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I don't think you can say either one makes you happy or sad. How you live with the hand you are dealt is probably the determining factor there.
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R.S. +Reasonable Ape Biologists Find an Evolutionary Facebook for Monkeys and Apes!
 
Biologists find an evolutionary Facebook for monkeys and apes

"In the present study, great apes had significantly lower facial complexity compared to monkeys," Lynch Alfaro said. "This may be because apes are using their faces for highly complex facial expressions and these expressions would be obscured by more complex facial color patterns. There may be competing pressures for and against facial pattern complexity in large groups, and different lineages may solve this problem in different ways."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118193254.htm
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First Americans descended from the meeting and admixture of at least two populations, of which one is related to contemporary East Asians and the other to present-day western Eurasians.
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Ancient viruses from Neanderthals have been found in modern human DNA by researchers at Oxford University and Plymouth University.
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Hi! My name is Armin. I'm a third year undergrad at Adelaide University, majoring in Evolutionary biology.
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"There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality." - Richard Dawkins

I occasionally post to a private circle for my Persian speaking friends. Please let me know if you want to be added to the circle. :>
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    Proud product of 3.8 billion years of Biological Evolution.
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    • University of Adelaide
      Evolutionary Biology, 2010 - present