Recent Articles:

  • Down with Deterrence.

    2018 – aeon

  • How the brain makes us do it.

    2017 – The Wall Street Journal.

  • Less unique than we think.

    2017 – The Wall Street Journal.

  • Live Tiny, Die Never: behold the toughest animal on earth.

    2017 – Nautilus

  • Buddhism and butchery

    2017 – in The Reducetarian Solution. Brian Katman, ed. New York: Tarcher/Perigee

  • What Good is Grandma?

    2016 – Nautilus.

  • Is God a Silverback?

    2016 -aeon

  • Polygamy in Humans

    2016 – In T. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer Verlag.

  • Seeking Extra-Pair Partners

    2016 – In T. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer Verlag.

  • Imperfect reproductions.

    2016 – The Wall Street Journal.

  • What the prostate gland can teach us about war-fighting.

    2015 – The History News Network

  • The id, the altruist and the Buddhist

    2015 – Center for Humans and Nature.

  • Remembering the bomb that changed the world

    2015 – The Seattle Times

  • Matriarchy on the march (review of M. Konner’s: Women After All).

    2015 – The Wall Street Journal

  • Stubborn as a Musk Ox

    2015 -The Los Angeles Times

  • Payback, retaliation, revenge and redirected aggression in animals and humans

    2015 – In P. Gifford and P. Antonio, eds., How We Became Human: mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press

  • Why People Kill

    2015 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Competition and Coexistence:

    2015 – The Los Angeles Review of Books

  • How necking shaped the giraffe

    2015 – Nautilus

  • Do you need more children?

    2015 – The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • The human “instinct” for peace versus war

    2015 – in The Handbook of International Negotiation and Mediation: increasing cooperation among nations. Ed. by M. Galluccio. New York: Springer.

  • A series of unfortunate events

    2015 – The Wall Street Journal

  • Atheism and Darwinism.

    2014 – In The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Ed. by S. Bullivant and M. Ruse. Oxford: Oxford University Press

  • God, Darwin and my college biology class

    2014 – The New York Times

  • Can Buddhists be activists?

    2014 – History News Network

  • What’s the point of consciosness?

    2013 – Aeon magazine