Anne Buchanan

Anne Buchanan is an emeritus research associate in the anthropology department at Penn State University, and author of The Mermaid’s Tale: Four Billion Years of Cooperation in the Making of Living Things (2009).

Essays
3
Conversations
5
Essay/Human Evolution

Sex makes babies

As far as we can tell, no other animal knows this. Did our understanding of baby-making change the course of human history?

Holly Dunsworth & Anne Buchanan

Essay/Philosophy of Science

The real two cultures

I am a geneticist, my sister works a dairy farm. Our lives are so different we might as well be living in parallel worlds

Anne Buchanan

Essay/Biology

Things genes can’t do

Simplistic ideas of how genes ‘cause’ traits are no longer viable: life is an orderly collection of uncertainties

Anne Buchanan & Kenneth Weiss

Recent conversations