Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Bacterial societies defy selfish gene predictions

Posted 10 Sep 2012 / 0

MITnews “Weapon-wielding marine microbes may protect populations from foes“

A Minor Post, Adaptation, Altruism, Competition, Cooperation, Evolution, Microbial Ecology, Mutualism, Superorganisms, Web

“School of Life” acknowledges the values in religion worth preserving

Posted 10 Sep 2012 / 0

On Being “Alain de Botton on a School of Life for Atheists” Religion for Atheists What I find very interesting about this philosopher’s approach are his implicit memetic assumptions: that religions have nested within their complex cultural structure extractable “ways of living” that are valuable to believers and non-believers alike.

A Minor Post, Altruism, Behavior, Belief, Cultural Evolution, Ethics, Evolutionary Psychology, Memetic Fitness, Philosophy, Radio & Podcasts, Religion

Open and fluid, science even requires constant revision of logos

Posted 08 Sep 2012 / 0

BMC Biology “What is wrong with this picture?“

A Minor Post, Fluidity of Knowledge, Periodicals, Phylogenetics