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Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us about the Origins of Good and Evil.

This is the title of my new book that is just about to be published by Bloomsbury.  Some people are bothered by the title.  “How can humans learn about good and evil from animals?” they ask.  These are usually people … Continue reading

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Peaceable Kingdom

Some years ago I conducted a fairly ordinary experiment in group living: I introduced a baby rabbit, two baby rats, a kitten, a puppy, and a rooster and a chick to one another at a very early age, and surprise, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian because of the dog?

Did you know that people who live with dogs are more likely to be vegetarian than the average person? No? Well, truth be told, I made that up. But the reason I made it up is because it seems to … Continue reading

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What distinguishes humans from animals?

For years the myth was of “Man the Hunter.” Gone now, thank god. But in its place do we really need to be “Man the hunted?” That humans have always been prey to larger, better equipped predators like the big … Continue reading

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