Confusing Gender

This little piece attempts to weave together two different arguments. One is about how we likely evolved sexed pronouns for good evolutionary fitness enhancing reasons and the other is about a concerted strategy to advance a political ideology through exploiting most...

Do We Overvalue Cooperation?

A big topic in the scholarship on human social evolution is our peculiar proclivity for cooperation. There’s no doubt that human cooperation is pretty remarkable, in a number of ways. The benefits it brings in terms of pooled risk, division of labour and economies of...