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The taste of yesteryear

What foodstuffs taste the same today as they did millenia ago? [more inside]
posted by 5imon on May 24, 2012 - 32 answers

[Book filter] Seeking a decent primer on natural history - the big bang through to humans

Can you help me find a decent primer on natural history, from the beginnings of grey matter and the start of the universe, through to the present - including the evolution of humans? [more inside]
posted by mrme on Jan 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Pop Science/History like Botany of Desire?

What are some good books about the history or evolution of different plants or animals? Overblown metaphor aside, I really liked Michael Pollan's 'The Botany of Desire' and would be interested in learning the history of other domesticated plants like roses or oranges. Or books on evolution that get into things like insects or whales.
posted by Caravantea on Jan 9, 2011 - 24 answers

Damn cold around these parts...

What was grandpa doing in the ice-age? [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Aug 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Time Cleanses Everything?

Let's say, 15 million years ago, some creature on Earth got a boost and started a civilization in the span of around 100,000 years, getting to a renaissance-level society - architecture, art, philosophy, basic science, but no titanium, steel girders, nuclear waste, etc. Would they have left any evidence that we could find, or would time destroy the proof before we got here?
posted by AzraelBrown on May 28, 2009 - 36 answers

The Evolution of Religion

Is there an evolutionary family tree for religions? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Dec 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to study History?

Looking for unique schools or programs for the study of History. In the US or abroad. [more inside]
posted by Nillocsoc on Jan 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Examples of 'The Infinite' in Myth and Their Effect on Conditions of Truth

I am searching for examples of The Infinite, or the immeasurably large, in our mythologies and archetypes. I am also interested in the categories of Truth which came out of the emergence of Western, ontological thought. Does the trust in a rationally conceivable reality deny us the infinity of the mythological realm? By rooting ourselves in the present, and denying atemporal mythologies, do we also deny the infinite origins from where we came? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Nov 28, 2007 - 22 answers

Surviving a Total Perspective Vortex

I'm on the hunt for sites and/or blogs about big ideas... Who wants to join me? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 9, 2006 - 17 answers

What tv shows would you recommend for learning about history and evolution of human society and connections across times and places and disciplines ?

What tv shows would you recommend for learning about history and evolution of human society and connections across times and places and disciplines ? [more inside]
posted by studentguru on Jun 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Why consciousness??

Why did consciousness evolve? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 25, 2006 - 39 answers

facial characteristics

SensitiveFilter: This question might be construed as offensive. It deals with physical features of peoples from different parts of the globe. [more inside]
posted by yonation on May 2, 2005 - 31 answers

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