Ravens and Empathy: The Role of Bystanders After Conflict


At the same time as we were learning that Vegetarians and Vegans might be more empathic than Omnivores we were also discovering the nature of empathy in Ravens. Published in PLoS One recently was a paper called “Do Ravens Show Consolation? Responses to Distressed Others” looking at the behaviour of Ravens and the implications for… Read More Ravens and Empathy: The Role of Bystanders After Conflict

Intelligent Design Flaws: The Evidence for Natural Selection in Our DNA


Here in New Zealand the debate between religion and evolution is a muted affair, while news on the topic regularly makes headlines in the US, here it goes almost beneath notice. That is not to say the clash does not exist here, merely that it tends not to intrude into the public sphere. Over time… Read More Intelligent Design Flaws: The Evidence for Natural Selection in Our DNA