Okay okay okay, so only one of these explicitly promotes “paleo”. There are a few general guidelines I followed when putting together this list: Paleo isn’t just about humans eating an evolutionarily appropriate diet, but also eating plants and animals that are being fed an evolutionarily appropriate diet. Grain fed ruminants, vegetarian fed chickens, and [...] Finish Reading » A while ago, I stumbled across an article that made me think twice about the evolution of human stature in terms of both natural and sexual selection. It wasn’t particularly well argued, but it did get me to think. Evolutionary Psychology and Biology Applied to Health, Business, and Relationships
The Soviet Union's arms race with the United States during the Cold War included an expensive effort to develop mind-control weapons, the Physics arXiv Blog reports. Drawing on a new paper published by researcher Serge Kernbach, the blog describes the USSR's extensive efforts around what they called "psychotronics" — the equivalent of America's own experiments with parapsychology. Among the results: the Soviets developed a device called a "cerpan" intended to generate and store high-frequency electromagnetic radiation produced by the human brain in hopes of influencing other objects. For more on Kernbach's research, check out the blog. Mind Control 101
The Quantum Thief is the debut science fiction novel by Hannu Rajaniemi and the first novel in a planned trilogy featuring Jean le Flambeur. It was published in Britain by Gollancz in 2010, and by Tor in 2011 in the US. It is a heist story, set in a futuristic solar system, that features a protagonist modeled on Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc. The novel was nominated for the 2011 Locus Award for Best First Novel, and was second runner-up for the 2011 Campbell Memorial Award. Plot summary The Quantum Thief
Social Interaction and Social Structure Chapter 5: Sociology, Schaefer and Lamm, 1995-2012 Neal Shover and Burglars: Division of labor, status and roles, group structure, connections through fence to police etc., the GOOD BURGLAR. Social Structure: The way in which society is organized into predictable relationships, patterns of social interaction (the way in which people respond to each other). These patterns etc, are to some extent independent of the particular individual, they exert a force which shapes behavior and identity.