Interview With Judith Rich Harris (The Nurture Assumption)

– Tom Uytterhoeven – I noticed this interview with Judith Rich Harris, who wrote The Nurture Assumption. Without endorsing her book as the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (here's a balanced review), I must admit I liked the book when I read it a few years ago (in the Dutch edition). More than […]

Children ‘too embarrassed to read in front of friends’ – Telegraph

See on – Cultural evolution The number of children picking up books in their spare time has dropped dramatically amid claims youngsters increasingly see reading as “embarrassing”, according to research. Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: Earlier I posted an article on the effects of literature. If you read that, before turning to this research about declining […]

Darwin’s iPhone: The Politics and Rhetoric of Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, and Online Education

See on – Cultural evolution In a recent speech, John Tooby, one of the founders of evolutionary psychology, compared the human brain to an iPhone full of different apps. (Huffingtonpost! Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: I’m not sure what to think of this article. It starts of with some critical remarks on evolutionary psychology and cognitive […]

Technology And Education, Let The Evolution BEGIN [Infographic]

See on – Cultural evolution   As a person that has taught in a technology forum,  I have a love for education and the integration of technology in this field.  Additionally as a parent, I feel as if education MUST change… Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: If you’re interested in cultural evolution, you should be interested […]

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Turkey’s science state council halts publication of evolution books

See on – Cultural evolution The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has put… Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: A very regretable choice… I think it’s in religion’s best interest to engage in dialogue with science. There’s no other way if you truly believe that God created all being: you need to understand His […]