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Women's Choice of Men Goes in Cycles

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/376321.stm

The BBC reports that women are attracted to more hunky men at the most fertile time of their menstrual cycle - this may be part of an evolutionary explanation of infidelity.

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When babies 'see'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1037328.stm

Babies start to see complex objects in the same way as adults at the age of seven months, according to new research.

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What makes a good rumour?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/934357.stm

A rumour spread by a small radio station saw UK motorists trying to beat a phantom fuel blockade. What makes a rumour so successful?

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Unlocking the brain's potential

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1211299.stm

Scientists think they have identified the part of the brain, which if switched off, can stimulate artistic genius, a BBC documentary shows.

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Turning the Tables on the Tabula Rasa By David P. Barash

http://human-nature.com/nibbs/02/pinker.html

A detailed commentary on The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker.

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Toward a Revised Evolutionary Adaptationist Analysis of Depression: The Social Navigation Hypothesis

http://biology.unm.edu/biology/pwatson/public_html/Watson_Andrews2002.pdf

Presents the niche change model of depression, proposing evolutionary adaptationist functions for minor and major depression to be considered by patients and their families, as well as mental health professionals.

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Theory of Sexual Selection: The Human Mind and the Peacocks Tale

http://www.thegreatdebate.org.uk/sexualselection.html

Essay by Caspar Hewett on sexual selection in peacocks and its relevance to the human mind.

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The Undiscovered Mind

http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/1999/Sep/hour2_092499.html

A conversation with John Horgan on his dismissive views of contemporary research.

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The Science of Beauty

http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/1995/Mar/hour2_030395.html

Nancy Etcoff, Doug Jones and Steve Gangestad discuss the science of beauty.

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The original 'rock music'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/sci_tech/2000/festival_of_science/920305.stm

Many Stone Age relics lying in our museums might not simply be tools but could also be musical instruments.

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The Origin of Language - UsingEnglish.com

http://www.usingenglish.com/speaking-out/universal-grammar.html

Some thoughts on the 'origin of language' debate, and the arguments put forward by Steels and MacWhinney, in contrast to those put forward by Chomsky and Pinker.

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The Imagined World Made Real

http://human-nature.com/nibbs/02/plotkin.html

Tom Dickins looks at Henry Plotkin's view on the natural science of culture.

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The Great Debate: Evolution, Human Nature and Autonomy

http://www.thegreatdebate.org.uk/

Web site of the debate between Sue Scott, Kenan Malik, Rita Carter and Christopher Badcock. There are useful links and contact information.

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The Future of Human Evolution

http://www.nickbostrom.com/fut/evolution.html

Paper by nick Bostrom exploring some dystopian scenarios where evolutionary developments, while continuing to produce complex and intelligent forms of organization, lead to the gradual elimination of all forms of being that we care about.

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The Foundation for Humanity's Adulthood - FHA

http://www.humancondition.info/

Biological explanation of human nature, specifically biological exploration of the human condition, humans' capacity for good and evil.

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The Evolutionary Development of Life Forms

http://www.seancopland.com/evolution/

Grand unification theory covering psychology, religion, politics, economics, and personal relationships.

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The Evolution and Human Adaptation Program

http://www.rcgd.isr.umich.edu/ehap/nesseflier.htm

Work by faculty and students at the University of Michigan in the area of evolution and human behavior, including work relevant to Darwinian medicine.

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The Descent of Man

http://www.abc.net.au/science/descent/

Covers the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's four-part radio series on neo-Darwinism.

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The Dance of Consciousness

http://www.paulagordon.com/shows/freeman/

In an audio interview, neuroscientist Walter J. Freeman discusses his view that consciousness springs from action.

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The Bio-Rational Institute

http://www.biorationalinstitute.com/

Articles, references and information about evolutionary influences on human experience.

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