Nasty from the Start: The Election of 1800

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams via Wikimedia Commons, Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, Adams by John Trumbull Both candidates suffered personal attacks; Adams, for his perceived lack of masculine virtues, Jefferson for rumors that he had fathered children with one of his slaves. By Dr. Peter Feuerherd / 07.04.2016 Professor of Journalism St. John’s University This[…]

A Brief History of Eastern Orthodoxy

St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church / Photo by Philafrenzy, Wikimedia Commons The Eastern family of churches, today called the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox churches, go back to the very earliest days of Christianity. Religious Literacy Project Harvard Divinity School The Eastern family of churches, today called the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox churches, go[…]

The Native Faith: Religious Nationalism in Slavic Neo-Paganism

Today dynamically developing neo-pagan communities in Ural and Siberia supply a discursive frame for national identities, group values and political ideologies. By Dr. Elena Valentinovna Golovneva Professor of Cultural Studies and Design Ural Federal University Abstract Today dynamically developing neo-pagan communities in Ural and Siberia supply a discursive frame for national identities, group values and[…]

Anthropologists Link Human Uniqueness to Hunter-Gatherer Group Structure

Photography of Lascaux animal painting / Wikimedia Commons One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became an outlier species in terms of biological success. By Rebecca Howe Research findings published in the March 11 edition of the journal Science by an international team of noted anthropologists, including several from Arizona[…]

Early Hunter-Gatherer Environmental Modifications for Food

Photo by Arizona State University Hunting and gathering activities were the primary way for humans to feed themselves from their natural environments during over 90% of human history. By Dr. Heather Karsten Associate Professor of Crop Production and Ecology Pennsylvania State University Hunting and gathering activities were the primary way for humans to feed themselves[…]