Category: Culture

  • Human culture. Ape’s culture. Human stupidity.

    The ability to build up knowledge over generations, called cumulative culture, has given humankind language and technology. While it was thought to be limited to humans until now, researchers have recently found that baboons are also capable of cumulative culture. (1) We believe culture is about language and technology. But this is not culture. Apes […]

  • Mars exploration, culture preservation, priorities…

    Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced its plans to construct Earth-based outposts that replicate the cramped, isolated, crazy-making conditions of a Red Planet colony. (1) Such projects makes one realize we are […]