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Why We’re Drawn Into Darkness

Author Robert MacFarlane on the awe and horror of subterranean places.

How Freedom Divides

An expert on animal societies on what sets human societies apart.

Consciousness Doesn’t Depend on Language

We share the basic experience of life with all mammals.

Language Is the Scaffold of the Mind

Once we acquire language, we can live without it.

The Communication We Share with Apes

Hand gestures signal the emergence of human language.

Metaphors Are Us

War, murder, music, art. We would have none without metaphor.

What Color Really Evolved For