Cohort Program Blog, Interviews and Other Writing

  • Features of Autonomy in Human Evolution

    Authors: Bernd Rosslenbroich, Susanna Kümmell, Benjamin Bembé (Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Morphology, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany)
    Posted 06/04/2022
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    Studies of macroevolution have revealed various trends in evolution, which have been documented and surmised. There is, however, no consensus on this topic. Since Darwin’s time there has been one presumption that throughout evolution organisms increase their independence and stability towards environmental influences. This consideration appears repeatedly…

  • Organizing Interdisciplinary Research on Purpose

    Authors: Alan C. Love and Max Dresow
    Posted 18/10/2021

    The star-nosed mole is aptly named. Its distinctive snout consists of twenty-two tendrils ringing a pair of nostrils and, from some angles, the entire setup resembles a misshapen star. The tendrils are fleshy and look a bit like fingers and, like fingers, they have a certain “manual” dexterity. But…