Encephalon, the monthly anthology of blog posts has just been published and includes te Babel's Dawn post on Chomsky's presentation in Cologne which I titled "Does Language Exist." Check out the whole anthology here.
A friend of mine has launched a new blog where medical patients tell their stories. The author has been a fine medical journalist for decades and knows where to get the data. Check it out at PatientPOV.org.
Janet Kwasniak is a regular commenter on this blog and she has edited the latest Encephalon post #84. Its a good summary of what happening on the Internet, psychology-wise, these days. Also I really appreciate her plugging my forthcoming book. Thanks, Janet.
Last week's American TV series Mad Men closed its episode with a father showing his daughter her newborn brother. The father explained that we don't yet know who the baby is. I'm reminded of that because a new site called the Pleistocene Coalition has been launched and, like a baby, we don't know what will it will turn out to be, but there it is, a new bit of promise for you to look at.
Nope, I'm not back from my holiday vacation, but I wanted to take a moment to say Neuranthropology has posted a list of "Best of Anthro" posts of 2008. If you're looking for good reading, check it out here.
John Hawks has published an advanced notice on an article in Nature about work on when the human and chimpanzee/bonobo lineages went their separate ways—6.3 million years ago or less. Hawks is not much of a fan of the article, but the details are worth knowing about. You can find the full post here.
UPDATE: This is a link to an old post. See comments.
The blog will be back on Monday, ready to kick off another exciting week. Meanwhile, somebody “meme tagged” me—which is to say I was sent a chain letter and urged to (a) respond to five questions and (b) send it on to five more people. But I don’t much like chain letters so I’m not tagging anybody; however, out of respect to the woman who “tagged” me, I will answer the questions: