A week of links

Links this week:

  1. Razib Kahn encourages academics to get on the blogging bandwagon (and, my post on my experience).
  2. David Barash on “evolutionary existentialism”, my favourite piece this week.
  3. Paleo or not, we all get heart disease. Also on the paleo front, Peter Turchin reviews Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet’s Perfect Health Diet; and John Hawks reviews Marlene Zuk’s Paleofantasy.
  4. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last year or two reading material on Nowak, Tarnita and Wilson’s paper The Evolution of Eusociality, the trigger for the latest round of the group selection wars. It might be a couple of years old, but this excellent discussion by Chris Jensen is the most useful I have found. Jensen also blogs on Nowak’s work here.