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Eric Michael Johnson
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Attends University of British Columbia
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A battle is being waged over kin and kind. What are relatives good for? My latest for Slate: http://j.mp/1hEPfwu
A battle is being waged over kin and kind: Did cooperation evolve in humans and other animals because it helped relatives? Or because it promoted group living?   A school of thought known as inclusive fitness theory—or kin selection—sits at the center of the conflict. Most biologists consider it to...
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Parla italiano? My latest Scientific American piece has been translated: http://j.mp/1cPv4L3 Original here: http://j.mp/15mVRGL 
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In my latest for Scientific American I look at what anthropologists can offer towards building a moral economy.
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An excellent critique of Malcolm Gladwell's overly broad conclusions on the role of culture in airline disasters.
A few weeks ago, I attended a PGA golf tournament. You might think watching golf is boring, but I beg to differ: professional golf tournaments offer a chance to witness firsthand one of the amazing athletic feats in the world...
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Um, not scary at all. #climatechange  brings this warm weather amoeba further North, as North as Minnessota, which means Canada's probably affected as well...
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Brains are a delicacy.  These are cosmopolitan amoebas.  That said, I'd prefer not to be on their dinner menu.
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Should call this gif "Determination". He's been going at that for hours.
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In many hunter-gatherer societies, if you want privacy, you leave the group and head into the dark forest. We do the same by going offline. At least, some of us do (and others probably should).
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The scientific method is one that accepts human folly for what it is and works within our limitations to discard the steady stream of ideas that are inconsistent with reality.
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Seattle, WA - Durham, NC - Chico, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Paris, France - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Crete, Greece
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Science writer, academic, primate
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PhD student in History of Science with a graduate degree in Evolutionary Anthropology; creator of the blog The Primate Diaries; published in Scientific American, Discover, Times Higher Education, the Journal of Human Evolution, the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and many more online.


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2011 AAAS Research Poster Competition Winner; three-time finalist for the Quark Science Writing Prize; 2010 finalist for Research Blog of the Year.
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  • University of British Columbia
    History of Science, present
  • Duke University
    Evolutionary Anthropology
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