Anthropology · Cultural Evolution

What Really Makes Man Different

This is a review of The Secret of our Success: How Culture is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species and Making Us Smarter.  by Joseph Heinrich, Copyright  2016 Joseph Heinrich is a new kind of scientist.  Heinrich is an anthropologist and professor of psychology and economics.  He is the Canada Research Chair in culture, cognition…… Continue reading What Really Makes Man Different

Personal Articles

Art show days, part 4: the hardest part of being an artist is the parking.

This is part four of a four part series of articles about my personal life.  My wife and I used to be potters; in this business, we sold hard crafted stoneware pottery in gift shops and galleries all across the US as well as art show, mostly the Western US.  We did this for almost…… Continue reading Art show days, part 4: the hardest part of being an artist is the parking.

Cognitive Science

How Culture Made the Human Mind

This is a review of Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind. This book is about a new theory of Human Cognitive Evolution. Darwin said intelligence and language evolved in humans because they helped us to survive better.  That is these things were evolutionary selected for.  But Leland was puzzled.  If this is true…… Continue reading How Culture Made the Human Mind