(R)evolutionary Biology

David P. Barash is an evolutionary biologist and professor of psychology emeritus at the University of Washington; his most recent book is Through a Glass Brightly: Using science to see our species as we really are (Oxford University Press), 2018.

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  • Does MAD really work?

    by (R)evolutionary Biology

    So far it has due to plain dumb luck.  But eventually, luck runs out. 

  • Our Gaslighting Geezer

    by (R)evolutionary Biology

    At the end of the movie by which we gained the verb "gaslight" the villain gets his comeuppance.  Here's hoping the story of Trump ends similarly. 

  • Dr. Strangelove Resurfaces

    by (R)evolutionary Biology

    The bizarre possibility exists that under President Trump, the United States may at last get some leverage out of its nuclear arsenal.

  • People are Polygynous

    by (R)evolutionary Biology

    Here is some of the evidence (btw, we’re also polyandrous).

  • What the Prostate Gland Can Teach Us About War-Fighting

    by (R)evolutionary Biology

    A clue:  The lesson of natural selection is that even mathematically precise systems fall short of perfection. We should keep this in mind as we assess what led to the bombing of a hospital run by Doctors without Borders.