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Did Dads Evolve?

[no-caption] Vincent van Gogh/Wikimedia Commons This article was originally published at Knowable Magazine and has been republished under Creative Commons. Lee Gettler …


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A Letter From COVID-19

[no-caption] Beastfromeast/Getty Images In June 2020, I published a “Letter From COVID-19” in the Italian newspaper la Repubblica. At the time of …


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What Dog Breeds Say About Race

In the Philippines, the most sought-after dogs are those that have a breed—and preferably a certificate that proves their provenance. Be it …


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Unlikely Blessings

[no-caption] Glenn H. Shepard Jr. When I discovered the poetry of Paul Celan as an undergraduate, I had little idea his words …


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Arrival Waters

[no-caption] Traumlichtfabrik/Getty Images I am about 70 years away from the experience that led to this poem and about 50 years away …


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Heart of Stone

“The world is thus ‘animate.’ ‘We’ are not the only kind of we. The world is also ‘enchanted.’” —Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think: Toward …


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Is Love a Biological Reality?

Helen Fisher knows more about love than most. As a biological anthropologist who studies the topic, she has been a chief scientific …


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A Radical Recentering of Dignity

A protestor in 2020 in Santiago waves the Chilean flag. Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images In an interview during October of 2019, Chilean President …


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Why Losing Bonds Sports Fans

Football fans respond to their team during a match. Motortion Films/Shutterstock This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under …


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#Book Review: Animal Intimacies

The creative disentanglement of human-animal relationships in Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas by Radhika Govindrajan is an important addition …


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Do Twins Share a Soul?

I have a clone. He’s an identical twin brother, really. But as monozygotic twins derived from one fertilized egg, we share the …


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