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Jesse Bering steps in for Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Beast to answer the question, "What Role Does The Foreskin Play?"
Jesse Bering fields questions over at Andrew Sullivan's The Dish on the Daily Beast.
Big Think's Megan Erickson talks with Jesse Bering, a scholar-in-residence at Wells College, a columnist at scientificamerican.com, and contributor to Slate about belief, the evolutionary quirks of the human body, and the larger insights found in biology. Jesse is the author of Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? And Other Reflections on Being Human and The Belief Instinct.
Specifically, on human vs. primate penises.
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Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? PW Talks with Jesse BeringResearch psychologist Jesse Bering's Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? And Other Reflections on Being Human uses 30 quirky essays to dissect what makes us human. It turns out the results are very strange. Bering talked with PW about our species-wide squeamishness and whether suicide is adaptive.- Publishers Weekly
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Jesse Bering, Ph.D. is a frequent contributor to Scientific American and Slate. His writing has also appeared in New York magazine, The Guardian, and The New Republic, among others, and has been featured by NPR, Playboy Radio, and more. The author of The Belief Instinct, Bering is the former Director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at the Queen's University, Belfast, and began his career as a professor at the University of Arkansas. He lives in Ithaca, New York.