Can Animal Behavior Help Us Understand Empathy and Dehumanization?

She was just thirteen years old when my grandmother last saw her parents at Auschwitz. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, it's worth pausing to reflect on how our species led my grandmother to find herself in such a horrific place, and how it might have been avoided. » 4/28/14 8:04pm 4/28/14 8:04pm

Are We Feeling Dehumanized Yet?

Now that we're living in a technological wonderland, you're in constant danger of losing your humanity. It's just a fact — every scientific or medical advance makes us that little bit less human, and every time you play with your Google Android or eat another stem-cell sex donut, a few cells of your body transform… » 11/05/08 9:00am 11/05/08 9:00am