Disney is in negotiations with Robert Schwentke to direct The Finest Hours. Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero are producing. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson adapted the novel written by Casey Sherman and Michael J Tougias. Logline: In 1952...Show More Summary
Sarah Silverman is a renowned actor, comedian, and member of YouTube’s newfound elite multi-channel network JASH (aka the “comedy collective featuring original content by partners Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, Sarah Silverman and Reggie Watts” that just released a music video that aims to answer the age old question of whether or not you’re fcking). Show More Summary
Darwin argued "Those communities which included the greatest number of the most sympathetic members would flourish best": The Gospel of Wealth Fails the Inequity Test in Primates, by Eric Michael Johnson. Scientific American: Fairness is the basis of the social...
Over at Slate, evolutionary anthropologist Eric Michael Johnson has a fascinating essay about what science has to say about Ayn Rand's theories of human nature. After immersing himself in Rand's work, Johnson set out to uncover what researchers in the field of evolutionary anthropology had discovered about human selfishness and altruism. Show More Summary
The hope is that if we can isolate the factor that pushes some people to murder their fellow citizens, perhaps we can alter our social environment and reduce the likelihood that these terrible acts will be repeated in the future. The only problem is, which one could it be?
Eric Michael Johnson has an excellent round-up of recent debates about “group selection.” If there is one major issue I might take with the narrative outlined, it is the idea that E. O. Wilson has made a recent about-face in regards to group selection, going from a skeptic to a believer. Show More Summary
Eric Michael Johnson has posted a wonderful and wide-ranging interview with Sarah Blaffer Hrdy: "Raising Darwin’s Consciousness: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy on the Evolutionary Lessons of Motherhood". The balance of my life did not feel right. Show More Summary
This is not as radical an idea as it may sound. The law is fully capable of making and unmaking "persons" in the strictly legal sense. But that would be unlikely to happen with whales, dolphins, or even great apes.
Rookie Blue star Eric Johnson is set to portray an escaped prisoner alongside Fringe actor Michael Eklund on Fox’s new drama Alcatraz. The new sci-fi series, produced by J.J. Abrams, follows a cop and a team of FBI agents tracking down a group of Alcatraz prisoners and guards who have surfaced in the present day after [...]
Over at Scientific American Eric Michael Johnson has a very long post up, The Case of the Missing Polygamists. It is a re-post of something he already published at Psychology Today a few years ago. Though provisionally a review of Sex at Dawn, Johnson covers a lot of ground, and also has extensive quotations from [...]
Our simian relatives, particularly chimpanzees and bonobos, like nothing better than to keep a watchful eye on what other members of their troop are up to. But our species has taken this preoccupation one step further.
Fringe's Michael Eklund and Smallville's Eric Johnson have been tapped to portray escaped prisoners on Fox's new drama Alcatraz, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi series centers on a cop (Sarah Jones) and a...Show More Summary
Eric Michael Johnson, an historian of science, is also the writer behind an excellent blog, “The Primate Diaries.” The other day he gave me a call to talk about science writing. He put together a two-part Q&A that he published today (part one and part two) that ranges from the science writing in Moby Dick to the microscopic virtues of Twitter. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Having read several news account of Eric Holder’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, including the New York Times story, I think Michael Walsh hits most of the highlights in his New York Post column on it. Show More Summary
Science Education Researcher Marie-Claire Shanahan, primatologist Eric Michael Johnson, and I joined Desiree Schell on on Skeptically Speaking to have a conversation very apropos this time of year in The West: The concept of Tradition. Show More Summary
In the face of widespread global hunger, it turns out there is a downside to playing with your food.
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt 2011 Eric Michael Johnson (b. 1972, USA) is a recent graduate of the International Center of Photography school of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program 2010 where he was recipient of The New York Times Company Foundation Scholarship. In 2010, Eric was a winner of the PDN Pix Digital Imaging Contest in [...]
Caesar and his fellow simians in the blockbuster film may have had a few canines to grind, but new research reveals that chimpanzees are more interested in sharing a meal than starting a revolution.
A mother's affection for her child is thought to be absolute. Yet, throughout history, women have taken the lives of their children under a variety of contexts and reasons. Why?
The theme of Frans de Waal's newest book is the culmination of his work to date and presents a synthesis of the factors that account for cooperative behavior in the natural world.