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The website aims to show the possible origin of religion through a ‘uniquely’ human process which has links to the seclusion of girls at puberty. It also advocates the view that the Paleolithic Venus figurines are related to these puberty rites and hence, the prehistoric Venus figurines may carry a much larger meaning. Thus, Religion is something more than a throwback from our animal past.

Visual Intelligence; How We Create What We See by Donald D. Hoffman, W. W. Norton, New York, 2000- A Review

This is a review of the book on visual intelligence written by Prof. Donald D. Hoffman. This review questions the view that we create what we see. It is argued that we rather create a representation of reality. This view is peddled using a discussion around frames of reference. Continue reading

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The Shroud of Turin: Where should Research Lead?

This paper revisits the analysis of radiocarbon dates from the article published by Damon et al in the journal Nature in 1989. Arguing from a novel statistical point of view, the current analysis, within the confines of the data provided in their paper, further confirms their radiocarbon dates for the Shroud of Turin. It also finds the opposing argument that their result is untenable due to the shortcomings of sample selection arising from the localised heterogeneity such as invisible mending in the selected sample, to be highly unlikely Continue reading

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Correcting an Incorrect Reference

Clottes, J (2008) Cave Art Phaidon Continue reading

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Has the Oldest Enigma of Humanity been really solved?

A review of The Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings First Edition by Bertrand David and Jean-Jacques Lefrère (Translated by M G Lynch), Arcade Publishing, New York, 2014 Continue reading

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Imagined Orders, Chains of Memories and Biographical Existence: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harrari, Harvill Secker, London 2014

This is a review of A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harrari, Harvill Secker, London 2014. This review discusses about Imagined Order, Autobiographical, Biographical and Historical Existence. Continue reading

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A Short Note on Paradoxes Associated with Venus Figurines

In this note few common paradoxes about the Paleolithic figurines and Cave paintings will be discussed and the reconciliation of these seeming paradoxes within the seclusion-of-girls-at-puberty framework is discussed. (Please note that this is the version updated on 7/8/2016) Continue reading

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The Constructal Law, Feedback Mechanism in Evolution and the Challenge of Selfish Genes – An Opinion

I stepped into a little bookstore to buy a book to read on the train.  The choices were very limited. After tossing a few eye-catching titles up in my mind I finally decided to buy one of them. That book … Continue reading

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Reflections on Palaeolithic Cave Art, Girls at Puberty and the origin of Religion

Abstract It is not a stretch of imagination to link seclusion of girls at puberty with the Palaeolithic cave art. The widely accepted view about cave art suggests that the cave artists had been shamans. This shamanic origin can imply … Continue reading

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Punctuated Equilibrium, Gradualism and Hominid Cranial Capacity Data

Arachige D (2015) An Analysis of Hominin Cranial Capacity Data Using Simulations. Anthropol 3: 157. doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000157 Arachige, Darshi, Simulation-Based Analysis of Hominin Cranial Capacity Data (July 20, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2531589 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2531589 What did the reviews say? … Continue reading

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Language Instinct, Elephant’s Trunk and Spandrels

This is a personal opinion about Prof. Steven Pinker’s book ‘The Language Instinct’. Even though it is an excellent read, the authour of this review has some reservations about some views expressed in the book. Continue reading

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