What foodstuffs taste the same today as they did millenia ago? [more inside]
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]
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.
What was grandpa doing in the ice-age? [more inside]
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?
Is there an evolutionary family tree for religions? [more inside]
Looking for unique schools or programs for the study of History. In the US or abroad. [more inside]
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]
I'm on the hunt for sites and/or blogs about big ideas... Who wants to join me? [more inside]
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]
Why did consciousness evolve? [more inside]
SensitiveFilter: This question might be construed as offensive. It deals with physical features of peoples from different parts of the globe. [more inside]