Family Values

Keep No Time and Be Happy,
or Serve Time for Your Follies

A tribe that can’t keep time and a family that can’t keep it straight. Both existing in parallel worlds where one of our dearest tenets of living in society simply doesn’t apply.
One never knew a clock or a calendar. The other simply lacks a moral compass. Somewhere in between, there must be some commonality with what we consider the human experience. Or is there?
– “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date. No time to say hello, goodbye, I’m late!”
That’s what the White Rabbit says, in Walt Disney’s 1951 version of “Alice in Wonderland.” As it goes, the author Lewis Carroll worded it differently in the original story, but who has time to check that out?
The fact is that the concept of time, along with keeping date, or rather, being late and forgetting a certain anniversary on a Continue reading

Just Like a Woman

Puzzle of 5,000 Year Burial Site
Forces Scientists to Think Anew

For years, archaeologists have believed that our male ancestors were traditionally buried lying on their right side with the head pointing towards the west. And women were laid to rest on their left side, head facing east.
Now a recent discovery of a burial site in the Czech Republic is challenging such assumptions. The skeleton of a late Stone Continue reading