Links this week:
- There have been some strong reactions to the Edge piece on Napoleon Chagnon (I pointed it out last week, and if you haven’t yet, give it a look). Some are entertaining, although most are not particularly enlightening. Jason Anstrosio goes the epigenetics maneuver and Stephen Corry pins death rates among ancient hunters on hunting accidents.
- If you’re risk averse, don’t do science – become an actuary.
- The Faroe Islands Health Ministry plans to genetically sequence everyone on the island who wants it.
- Overview of the Flynn effect (unfortunately gated if you don’t have journal access).
- George Monbiot on rewilding (audio download)