In this season of ghosts, witches, and everything spooky, APS President Lisa Feldman Barrett takes aim at the hordes of mistaken beliefs she sees continuing to haunt psychological science.
Holly Dunsworth.@LFeldmanBarrett explains how "a zombie idea is a view that’s been thoroughly refuted by a mountain of empirical evidence but nonetheless refuses to die, being continually reanimated by our deeply held beliefs," and gives great examples.
In her funny, fact-based book, OB-GYN and New York Times columnist Dr. Jen Gunter separates myth from medicine about women’s bodies.
Holly DunsworthMy anthropology course "Sex and Reproduction In Our Species" is intensely an "information literacy" trip and this Fall semester we will be listening to today's episode of @OnPointRadio thanks to @DrJenGunter and her vagenda!
In 1956, evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane posed a question to anthropologists: “Are the biological differences between human groups comparable with those between groups of domestic animals such as greyhounds and bulldogs…?” It reads as if it...
Holly DunsworthHuman races are not like dog breeds; refuting a racist analogy
Peer-reviewed, #openaccess #anthropology #scicomm scholarship speaking to a broad audience
Evolution educators—even if sticking to E. coli, fruit flies, or sticklebacks—must confront the ways that evolutionary science has promoted or inspired so many racist, sexist, and otherwise harmful beliefs.
Holly DunsworthIt’s time for a human evolution that’s worthy of us all. Spread the word...
A major portion of humans’ activity-based energy expenditure is taken up by locomotion, particularly walking. Walking behaviors have energetic outcomes and as such can be important windows into how populations and groups adjust to different...
Living organisms are characterized by a degree of hierarchical complexity that appears to be inaccessible to even the most complex inanimate objects. Routes and patterns of the evolution of complexity are poorly understood. We propose a general...
Holly DunsworthAdding “frustration” to the competition-based evolution narrative