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Anthropology in Practice

What Are the Costs of Lending a Helping Hand?

I boarded my commuter train with all of five minutes to spare, so I knew my prospects for getting a seat were slim. That didn’t bother me too much since the vestibule was mostly empty—there was a man standing at the other door silently rocking out to whatever was playing on his headphones, so I [...]

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Plugged In

God Controls the Climate, So You Can Relax

Detail of God creating the sun, moon and planets from the Sistine Chapel / Michelangelo Buonarroti

I know, he’s just a Tea Party candidate with almost no chance of election, but Greg Brannon, primary candidate for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Kay Hagen, said in a debate the other night that God controls the climate. And here all this time you’ve thought it was physics. [...]

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