Thinking aloud

| Aug 26, 2004

Thinking aloud

by Rowan Hooper

Does language determine thought? Are there concepts in some languages that can’t be understood in others because that language doesn’t have the word for it? It seems like a reasonable question. But selection has equipped us all with the same tools, regardless of where ...

| Apr 8, 2004

What's love gotta do with it?

by Rowan Hooper

This column is often concerned with the evolution of sexual behavior and sexual anatomy, but instead of attributing everything to sex, for once let’s accept a view like that of Bertrand Russell. “Love,” he said, “is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; ...