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2012-09-27 14:12:56

For two decades, evolutionary scientists have been locked in a debate over the evolved functions of three distinctive human behaviors: the great readiness we show for cooperating with new people, the strong interest we have in tracking others' reputations regarding how well they treat others, and the occasional interest we have in punishing people for selfishly mistreating others.

2011-07-27 12:34:22

Imagine you're dining at a restaurant in a city you're visiting for the first –– and, most likely the last –– time.

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2008-10-24 09:35:00

For our ancestors, misjudging the physical strength of a would-be opponent might have resulted in painful –– and potentially deadly –– defeat.

2008-07-01 06:00:15

By Poirot, Clifford S Jr Abstract: This paper addresses a longstanding controversy in InstitutionalEvolutionary Economics about whether or how Darwin's theory of biological evolution can apply to social evolution.

2007-12-20 06:01:28

By Stasio, Michael J Duncan, Kathryn While not all scholars of the period agree, some have observed a paradigm shift regarding marriage and gender during the eighteenth century.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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