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Pokemon Battles in Context Part 2 – Those Of Us About To Faint Salute You

Last time we looked at the origin of bloodsports, particularly cockfighting. Our species’ fascination with forcing other species to fight for our own amusement lead to the domestication of the chicken, and only after that to the development of the … Continue reading

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Earthtongue

Educational games, especially of the “edutainment” variety, have a mixed reputation and legacy. Aroon Karuna wrote an excellent piece on the failures of a certain brand of edutainment games. Too many games of both the DOS/early Windows era tried to … Continue reading

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A brief history of weaponized insects

We’re an interesting species. Let no one say that, for all our faults, a lack of creativity is one of them. We’ll come up with all kinds of ways to hurt each other and mess things up. We’ll even pull … Continue reading

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The Games Baboons Play

While I’m still technically involved in academia, I’m doing my best to take advantage of my access to the wealth of academic papers and journals normally kept behind paywalls and other gates. I really, REALLY wish this stuff was more … Continue reading

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