Why would a supposedly “intelligent” species behave in a way that’s bringing about a mass extinction – one that will likely take us down along with so many other animals?
The “I Am NOT an Animal!” Symposium
It's the big question – perhaps the only one that truly matters right now: "Why is it that, despite the continuing work of animal protection, conservation and ecological groups,…
Why Our Brains Can’t Understand Climate Change
In his new book Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, George Marshall tells the story of what happened at a dinner party when the…
Animal Protection as a ‘Heroic Enterprise’
Everybody loves a hero. And we all would like to be heroes. Heroism is something we humans strive for. Other kinds of animals behave heroically, too, but among humans, it includes…
“I Am Not an Animal!” –
the Signature Cry of Our Species
The psychology behind why we humans continue to reduce the other animals to the status of resources, commodities and property – even at risk of driving much of life on Earth to…
The Growth Monster
“Six years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy.” That…
Is there a hidden meaning behind the story of Adam and Eve and the Serpent? Jonathan Crane explains what it may be telling us about our relationship to our fellow animals … and how it could have been otherwise.
What does a piece of Ancient Greek tragedy have to do with our screwed-up relationship to our fellow animals? Quite a lot, in fact!
30,000 years ago, deep in a cave in France, artists painted some of the greatest portrayals of animals ever. In this video we look at what they tell us about our relaitonship to our fellow animals
Second in a new series: We humans have a constant sense of anxiety over our mortal, animal nature. And we deal with this by telling ourselves that we’re not really animals – despite all the evidence to the contrary.
What does the rise of Donald Trump have to do with the need to believe that “I am not an animal!”? Quite a lot, as it turns out.
A bishop, running for Congress, portrays the First Family as chimpanzees. Offensive and hateful. But it also tells us something about our fear of being great apes ourselves.
It’s the big question – perhaps the only one that truly matters right now: “Why is it that, despite the continuing work of animal protection, conservation and ecological groups, the situation for most of our fellow animals continues to go from bad to worse?”
By Michael Mountain I’d been working in the field of animal protection for more than 30 years. In a few small areas, like finding homes for…
Carl Safina Carl Safina’s writing about the living world has won him a MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion, and…
Each session lasts an hour and half, divided into three parts: * a half-hour presentation by the speaker; * a half-hour Q&A conducted by an invited…
In a war-torn region, three stories of people fostering life in the midst of death.
What do you call a luxury ship with 1,070 people paying up to $120,000 each for a cruise through the once-impenetrable Northwest Passage?
It’s now an unfolding pandemic, and it may be caused in part by intensive cattle farming.
The Tree of Life, a diagram that shows branches of life on Earth, has just changed radically. The dominant life form on Planet Earth is actually bacteria.
What would it be like to be eaten by a large predator? We humans are, after all, basically a prey species, and our drive to dominance is a product of human frailty.
They’re wealthy men of the old aristocracy, who believe in “Honoring God by Honoring His Creatures” — that is, by killing them.
Thomas Berry writes about the real choices we face this year and the Great Work upon which we should be embarking.
The Ancient Greek Chimaera had the body of a goat with a lion’s head and a dragon’s rear end. But why settle for mythology when you can make your own real-life chimera in the lab, and lots of money at the same time?
Hello again, viewers, and welcome back to America’s favorite quiz show: Spot the Clone! I’ll be your host as our contestants try to decide who the real clone is.