They came from test tubes. They came pale as ghosts with eyes as blue-white as glacier ice. They came first out of Korea. N-Words
- a science fiction short story by Ted Kosmatka
. Audio version
A man known as micromike
was a cave dweller within the town famous for the Manhattan Project
. Although the residents of the town didn't think of him as more than a nuisance
, a documentary film was made about him
. He isn't the small town's first outcast to gain attention from the outside world
Caveman Science Fiction
. Me Go Too Far! Me Am Play Gods! [more inside]
Back in the late Pleistocene epoch 100,000 years ago, the 2000 book contended, men who carried rape genes had a reproductive and evolutionary edge over men who did not: they sired children not only with willing mates, but also with unwilling ones, allowing them to leave more offspring (also carrying rape genes) who were similarly more likely to survive and reproduce, unto the nth generation. That would be us. And that is why we carry rape genes today. The family trees of prehistoric men lacking rape genes petered out.
Newsweek's Sharon Begley examines evolutionary psychology and some of its most controversial theories (and how they are being rethought) in Don't Blame The Caveman.
AronRa has done some really nice YouTube vids on science (previously)
In this latest vlog An Archaeological Moment in Time
, he take(s) a look at how different societies are advancing at different rates on the same date in the distant past.
Burn some time.
But first, you'll have to find the flint, the rock, and the tinder, then combine the three. Think like a caveman. And watch out for the sabretooth tiger. (Friday