Posts Tagged ‘cooperation’

A Question for our “Selfies”: Is Rice Nice or Wheat the Treat?

Google “rice versus wheat culture” and you’ll get over 2 million hits. Although some of the hits get into food as food, the prime Google revelations are sourced in a 2014 study published by T. Talhelm of the University of Virginia and his colleagues in Science Magazine, “Large-Scale Psychological Differences Within China Explained by Rice […]


Let’s Take Darwin Off Autopilot

The January 18-24, 2014 issue of the New Scientist has a provocative editorial, The urge to dehumanize others is itself all too human. The editorial introduced the article, Talent for prejudice: Why humans dehumanize others [published in the hardcopy edition as “When the face doesn’t fit”]. Yes, apparently we all share a human tendency to […]