Environmentalism timetable

I prepared this for my students and thought others might like it. It’s a timetable of environmental law, politics, publications of note, events and disasters…

My talk online

I recently gave a fuller version of my talk “Comprehension as Compression”, and I placed the slideshow on Slideshare. You may also download the PDF:

Is racism Christian?

I was taught that racism developed out of Johannes Blumenbach’s Anthropological Treatises in the late eighteenth century, specifically his doctoral thesis On the Natural Variety…

New book contract

Well CRC Press haven’t learned their lesson yet, and have given me, Frank Zachos (Vienna) and Igor Pavlinov (Moscow) a contract for an edited book…

A not terribly good post on the species problem

As a biological phenomenon the species problem is worthy of serious study as an end in itself, and not as a mere corollary to work…

ISHPSSB talk revised

So I have double checked the technology (USB-C is marvellous) and the computer and iPhone combo (for remote control of the Keynote) works. All that…

A talk on understanding

I will be presenting this one at ISHPSSSB in Oslo in a couple of weeks. Comments and objections received with the usual ill grace…

Draft of talk, for comment

I will be presenting this talk in Brisbane in a few weeks. Have a look and make suggestions.

John Ray

This has been submitted as an entry in the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, and it is offered here for your delectation and delight… Title…

I wonder how non-Christians will be less than human this Easter?

Every time religious leaders give Easter and Christmas sermons, they are reported as saying something like “only with Christ can one truly love” or “non-Christians…