Marek Kohn writes about the implications of scientific thinking for ideas about human nature and society. His books include A Reason for Everything: Natural selection and the English imagination, Trust: Self-interest and the common good, As We Know It: Coming to terms with an evolved mind, The Race Gallery: The return of racial science, and Dope Girls: The birth of the British drug underground. His most recent book, Turned Out Nice, explores how a changing climate could reshape national identities and relationships across the British Isles and Europe as a whole.
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The Neanderthal Mind
Just the same as ours, or somehow different? Scientists' views in the fast-moving field of Neanderthal research.
Ice Age Art: Arrival of the modern mind
Encountering our deep ancestors through their artworks, at the British Museum.
The Next Mass Extinction
Are we are on the verge of a new mass species extinction – and what would that actually mean?
Us and Them
In-groups and out-groups: does sympathy for ‘us’ inevitably mean antipathy towards ‘them’?
Can We Rise Above a Warming Planet? Climate Change, Democracy and Human Nature
A lecture given to the South Place Ethical Society and the Centre for Applied Politics, Politics and Ethics at the University of Brighton, October 2010.