12 minute read (2409 words) An exploration of our evolved minds’ cognitive biases that help us understand why it’s so hard to care about some things, and easy to care about others.
9 minute read (1686 words) An introduction to supernormal stimuli, the central finding of evolutionary psychology; plus, a discussion of the ways our stone-age minds affect modern life.
11 minute read (1585 words) Within the deep time of Earth history, evolution only recently brought anatomically-modern humans to the global scene. But how exactly did we get here?
13 minute read (2590 words) In the beginning, The time period of Earth’s formation is called the Hadean Eon. Occurring between 4-4.6 , it is named after the Greek God of the underworld, Hades, because of its fiery landscape of volcanic activity and hellish conditions. The primitive atmosphere of Earth was remarkably different from today’s, lacking oxygen and instead filled …
11 minute read (1810 words) We don’t often think about it, but we live on a fantastical planet, teeming with a beautiful, interconnected web of life. But what does this mean for us?
6 minute read (1111 words) Earth, our planet, has been around since long before humans existed, and longer than any human can normally conceive of. How do we understand this deep time?