16 Results

What Industrial Societies Get Wrong About Childhood

Age-based classes are not the only way to learn—and may not be the most effective.

Why a Universal Society Is Unattainable

Our minds evolved in an Us-vs-Them universe of our own making.

Gender Is What You Make of It

Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and the relationship that changed social science.

Why Doesn’t Everybody Have Dark Skin Today?

Questions and answers about the science of skin color.

The Worth of an Angry God

How supernatural beliefs allowed societies to bond and spread.

The Ancient Rites That Gave Birth to Religion

Sacred beliefs likely arose out of prehistoric bonding and rituals.

How We Make Gods

Taking lessons from the rise and fall of divinity in online games.

Drums, Lies, and Audiotape

When I was invited to drum in Ghana, I gladly accepted. Then something went wrong.