Evolutionary Path Dependency

A few colleagues and I have started to delve into Richard Dawkins The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.  Apparently, our leisure reading involves reading science based books.  For those of you who are still reading the book, this blog post goes into detail about Chapter 11 and this introduction will serve as my official spoiler alert (in case you do not want your science spoiled); for others, we can venture on.  

Biology and Politics

A few years ago I wrote a blog post about a study that found a link between certain genes and interest in politics. Two new studies have come out since that go even further, and find a link between brain region size and genes, and political preference. I discuss them below. Brain Region Size and Ideology A new study by scientists at University College London has found a link between the size of certain areas of the brain and political viewpoints. In sum: "Scientists have found that people with conservative views have brains with larger amygdalas, almond shaped areas in the centre Continue reading Biology and Politics