Introducing Ruben Blijdorp, A New Editor To

As you may have noticed, the last book review posted on the other day, was not authored by me. In fact, it was authored by Ruben Blijdorp, a primatologist from Holland. He contacted me the other week expressing interest in helping out with this site. He has studied under Jan van Hooff and Liesbeth... Continue Reading →

Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

Baboon MetaphysicsDorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth, authors of "How Monkeys see the World" and co-authors of "Primate Social Systems" have published yet another thought provoking book on their studies of baboon. In 1838 Charles Darwin jotted in a notebook, "He who understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke." Baboon Metaphysics is Dorothy L.... Continue Reading →

MonkeySNP: A Database of Non-Human Primate Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms

Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are 1 base pair differences in the genetic code when compared to same sequence from another individual. Many population geneticists who study human genetics compare and contrast SNPs between different populations to understand ancestry and genaology. A new database of non-human primate SNPs, MonkeySNP, has been recently released, and was announced... Continue Reading →

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