Exploring Anthrop...
Follow
Find
2.5K views | +0 today
Exploring Anthropology
Exploring the world with anthropological lens. News, information, commentary, videos about humans in all their differences, issues and complexity.
Curated by DrMarranci
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Newtown and Neuroscience - OpEdNews | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

Newtown and Neuroscience - OpEdNews | @scoopit http://sco.lt/... | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Neuroscience cannot be used in this way. The article is naive in many regards. Human life is a complex cybernetic dynamic between brain and environment. Ignore such feedback and the pitfall is there waiting for mistakes of logical typing
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Local author aimed to bring human aspect to Mideast conflict - Utica Observer Dispatch

Local author aimed to bring human aspect to Mideast conflict - Utica Observer Dispatch | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Local author aimed to bring human aspect to Mideast conflict Utica Observer Dispatch One “glimmer of hope” was all it took to start Michelle Cohen Corasanti on her seven-year journey to write her first novel.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Religion Leads to Altruism Only If People Believe - National Review Online (blog)

Religion Leads to Altruism Only If People Believe - National Review Online (blog) | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Religion Leads to Altruism Only If People Believe
National Review Online (blog)
The New York Times has another of those kinds of articles published lately declaring that human moral agency is merely evolution in action.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Film challenges extremism by and against British Muslims

Film challenges extremism by and against British Muslims | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Combinations – featuring Olympic torch bearer and boxing trainer Imran Naeem – delivers blows against online propaganda
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Defining Culture Project: Call for Definitions

It’s been sixty years since Kroeber and Kluckhohn published their compendium of definitions of culture. I thought it might be fun to engage with this project again. So if you have a favorite ...
DrMarranci's insight:

Maybe we need to understand again the world and our environment by avoiding  the concept of culture? 

more...
Greg Downey's curator insight, December 26, 2012 12:41 AM

Gabriele Marranci and I discovered that we do not agree on the strategy to use when dealing with the conceptual problems surrounding the culture concept. Gabriele tended to favour -- at least as I understood him -- getting rid of the concept. I tend to favour recognizing that it is too broad, that the concept covers too much ground and attempts to solve too many distinctive problems simultaneously. But I still strongly favour the concept, especially as a way of fighting both genetic determinism and universalism.

Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Science meets religion at planetarium show - The Augusta Chronicle

Science meets religion at planetarium show The Augusta Chronicle 'Tis the Season "blends several traditions - history, science, religion - into one program," Smalley said.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Dr. Who Is An Anthropologist

Clare’s recent post on Lords of Time prompted me to write up a blog entry that’s been frittering away on my hard drive for some time: Dr. Who is totally an anthropologist, isn’t he?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

In The News: Anthropologists, Criminologists (and some others) on the Newtown Shootings

I still haven’t found much of a voice or aptitude for addressing current events in a timeframe that seems relevant, so like the Trayvon Martin incident, I feel like this blog post is a bit “late to the game” and with less than I’d like to offer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Pew Study Finds One in 6 Follows No Religion - NYTimes.com - New York Times

Pew Study Finds One in 6 Follows No Religion - NYTimes.com - New York Times | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Pew Study Finds One in 6 Follows No Religion - NYTimes.comNew York TimesA global study of religious adherence released on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center found that about one of every six people worldwide has no religious affiliation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Anthropology is useless? Not to my students

Anthropology is useless? Not to my students | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
When you’re awarded a Ph.D., the awarder makes a point of saying you’ve earned “all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities” attendant upon that title. I remember snark... (Anthropology is useless?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

The Global Sociology Blog - Privilege as Neutrality

The Global Sociology Blog - Privilege as Neutrality | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
"Privilege as Neutrality" #sociology #discourse http://t.co/4hXg2GxG
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Neuroplasticity: Learning Physically Changes the Brain

Neuroplasticity: Learning Physically Changes the Brain | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Credit: iStockphoto "There are a few broad principles that we can state come out of neuroscience," says Kurt Fischer, education professor and director of the Mind, Brain, and Education Prog (Neuroplasticity: #Learning Physically Changes the #Brain...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Six Ways to Clean Up Science | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

Six Ways to Clean Up Science | @scoopit http://sco.lt/... | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The good news is that scientists across many fields have finally begun to reckon with the magnitude of the many challenges we are collectively facing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

'Don't be stupid': Human behavior in disasters - Fortune

'Don't be stupid': Human behavior in disasters - Fortune | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
'Don't be stupid': Human behavior in disasters Fortune Editor's Note: Listen to the full story in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Fat influences decisions taken by brain cells for production and survival | ScienceBlog.com

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified two molecules that play an important role in the survival and production of nerve cells in the
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Stop giving chemicals a bad name, says Royal Institution Christmas lecturer

Stop giving chemicals a bad name, says Royal Institution Christmas lecturer | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Dr Peter Wothers says the word 'chemicals' is being misused to mean something harmful or unnatural
DrMarranci's insight:

How labels can affect perception 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

La rinascita di mamma gorilla dopo la morte di Tatu   - Repubblica.it

La rinascita di mamma gorilla dopo la morte di Tatu   - Repubblica.it | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Dopo aver perso tragicamente qualche mese fa il terzo figlio, Tatu, Kijivu ha avuto il suo regalo di Natale: un cucciolo sano. Tatu, 5 anni, era rimasto ucciso, soffocato, mentre giocava con una corda.
DrMarranci's insight:

We are less different than we can imagine 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Iain Duncan Smith's advisers warn of consequence of benefits crackdown - The Guardian

Iain Duncan Smith's advisers warn of consequence of benefits crackdown - The Guardian | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
The Guardian Iain Duncan Smith's advisers warn of consequence of benefits crackdown The Guardian Testimonies heard by the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC), a Whitehall body responsible for monitoring Duncan Smith's planned welfare reforms,...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

My week with a girlfriend I hired on the Internet

My week with a girlfriend I hired on the Internet | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
There are something's money can't buy, but companionship—especially online—isn't one of them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

Why Culture Is Never Responsible for Mass Murder - Esquire (blog)

Why Culture Is Never Responsible for Mass Murder - Esquire (blog) | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
Why Culture Is Never Responsible for Mass Murder Esquire (blog) It was like being in the nineties all over again, with the claim by very old, very uncultured people that youth and culture were really alibis for murderousness.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

In Europe, fewer mass killings due to culture not guns - USA TODAY

In Europe, fewer mass killings due to culture not guns - USA TODAY | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
In Europe, fewer mass killings due to culture not gunsUSA TODAYThe USA leads the world in gun ownership, but it's our individualistic culture that puts us at greater risk of mass shootings compared with other countries where guns are prevalent, according...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap - Scientific American

Scientific AmericanThe Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle RapScientific AmericanThe entanglement of rap and neuroscience – however irrelevant to the study's interesting results – strikes all the right chords for coverage in the tweet-sized attention...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

The Real Winners and Losers of Globalization

The Real Winners and Losers of Globalization | Exploring Anthropology | Scoop.it
.@BrankoMilan presents his new paper on global #inequality http://t.co/hszZ8VYK
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by DrMarranci
Scoop.it!

COLUMN: Reducing the dependent society - Aiken Standard

COLUMN: Reducing the dependent societyAiken StandardSome people are worried that our country has become a “dependent society.” But, what does that mean? In order to determine whether this fear is justified or not, we first need to define the problem.
more...
No comment yet.