Female Genital Mutilation: A Cultural Abomination
May21

Female Genital Mutilation: A Cultural Abomination

The purpose of this article is not to shock or cause controversy, but to increase awareness so that perhaps one day this cultural abomination will belong to the same category as foot binding in our colourful human history. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines female genital mutilation (FGM) as “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for...

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Tinbergen: The Four Questions & Super Stimulus
Feb15

Tinbergen: The Four Questions & Super Stimulus

Nikolaas (Niko) Tinbergen (1907 – 1988) was a Dutch-born Ethologist and Zoologist who moved to England shortly after World War II and went on to teach many bright young sparks – Richard Dawkins included – at Oxford University. Together with the Austrians Konrad Lorenz (1903 – 1989) and Karl von Frisch (1886 – 1982), Niko won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973, helping to establish a new science – Ethology:...

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