Sex & Health
Welcome to the Jungle!
Welcome to the Atavist Daily, a brand-new commentary site where we're trying to make a home for the paleo-futirist-Atavists amongst us. But you probably don't know what that means yet...
Five Reasons Libertarians Should Hate Corporations
November 16, 2014
Why should libertarians hate corporations? Simple: because they're government-created legal fictions that interfere with the free market.
Reversal of Fortune
October 24, 2014
Ever since the Great Recession, we've been worried sick about getting back to economic growth. But in setting our goals, it's useful to remember that things were already pretty screwed up in 2007.
October 6, 2014
Pull at the thread of school dress codes, and our entire society unravels.
Green and Purple Monsters
September 15, 2014
Now that Ray Rice is in danger of becoming old news, might we discuss whether a culture of monogomy contributes to domestic violence?
September 12, 2014
Fox had a new show out called 'Utopia'. We tried to watch it for your benefit, and failed. When does television cross the line from 'bad' to 'dangerous'?
Monkey Monkey Love
September 8, 2014
On slut-shaming bonobos. Why all the hate???
Pencilnecks, Thingumabobs, and Capitalism
September 5, 2014
An Atavist's review of Nick Harkaway's "The Gone Away World." An economic classic?
September 1, 2014
Economists use their models of relationships to 'prove' their assumptions of human behavior. What happens when at Atavist takes a look?
Right Ways to Play
August 26, 2014
Football is the world's most popular game. How long will it take before we realize that capitalism is killing it?
Feeding the World
August 25, 2014
So the paleo diet is super-healthy. But can it be sustainably followed across the globe? And if not, does it change our moral obligations?
The Pessimism of Liberalism
August 19, 2014
There's an inherent nihilism in both personal and economic liberalism. Does it have to be that way?
Mama Mia, Papas Three-a!
August 14, 2014
What can the movie Mama Mia teach us about paternity certainty?
On Beards and Bad Science, Part Two
August 13, 2014
What if the Rational Model is right?
On Beards and Bad Science, Part One
August 12, 2014
Do women pick their sex partners based on their beards? Analysis of a misguided attempt to use the Rational Model in analyzing a bad study.
The Partial 30
August 11, 2014
The Whole 30 is a great idea, which we totally support, but aren't following. Hypocritical or reasonable? You be the judge.