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Inhabiting the Anthropocene: Art Meets Biology

This week I had to opportunity to contribute to a great blog called Inhabiting the Anthropocene. My friend and colleague Zev Trachtenberg hosts the blog site, which is “dedicated to exploring the intellectual and ethical challenges raised by the Anthropocene” (i.e., the age of human civilization). Dr. Trachtenberg gathers authors from several fields to reflect … Continue reading

Binary or not? Teaching the biology of sex

For the most part, the world divides people into two categories: male and female. Public bathrooms, clothing catalogs, baby accessories, kids’ toys, fairy tales, marriage laws, sports, music videos, and the marketing of personal care items ranging from deodorant to razors all reinforce the idea that everyone is born definitely male or definitely female. Some … Continue reading