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What complex beasts, we!

January 20, 2012

Does our microbial ecology determine our shape, mold our personality, and prefigure our health? Carl Zimmer’s post on the human lake is well worth the read.

Do serial killers strike and epileptics suffer fits according to a power law? Does the dopamine D4 receptor influence religious receptivity? Does a woman’s thumb measure her orgasmic style? The questions are interesting, even when the causes are tangled and the data is sparse.

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