What do all of these items have in common? To me, they all demonstrate a human tendency to more readily engage with human forms of intelligence and agency.
Truly universal truths can be more elusive than they seem.
Regardless of how one understands our relationship to the animal kingdom, many of us are interested in what distinguishes us biologically from animals, especially the animals most similar to us: chimpanzees, gorillas, and the like.
I think it’s worth remembering that roughly 100 years ago, no language had a word for ‘gene.’
Matthew Boedy reflects on how we might respond to overnaming in academic life.