Jared Diamond earns criticism for suggesting tribal people are in a…

Things are getting tense between sociobiologist Jared Diamond and the campaign group Survival International over recent claims made in Diamond's new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? The Pulitzer prize-winning author is putting forth the idea that tribal peoples across the… » 2/04/13 3:30pm 2/04/13 3:30pm

Which Technological Invention Changed the World?

Scientists like Jared Diamond argue that human history is essentially the story of technology. Our technological advancements are what propelled us from caves to cities, from gaslight to nuclear reactors, and from horseback to orbit. But with each advance comes a potential dark side: deadlier warfare, toxic pollution,… » 7/21/08 1:04pm 7/21/08 1:04pm