Barbara J King

Barbara J King appears in the following:

Evolution Uproar: What To Do When A Famous Author Dismisses Darwin

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Evolution denial doesn't always spring from religion. Anthropologist Barbara J. King explains why Tom Wolfe's new book on speech requires careful scrutiny.


Can Cute Virtual Reality Spiders Help Reduce Arachnophobia?

Thursday, September 01, 2016

If you're afraid of spiders, would you try a three-hour virtual reality app designed to reduce your fear? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a new program called Itsy.


A Generous Dog: Canine Cognition Caught On Video

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dog videos on the Internet are fun to discuss and debate — and sometimes, notes anthropologist Barbara J. King, they clue us in to what might be happening in canine minds.


How We Love Our Pigs: Local Food And Animal Ethics

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What makes for "authentic" barbecue and bacon? Barbara J. King looks at the anthropology — and the ethics — of pastured pigs.


When Science Stands Up To Creationism

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Creationists and scientists alike responded in droves to a commentary by Barbara J. King that stated there's no controversy about teaching evolution. The author takes a look at the heat and the light.


How Human Should A Gorilla Be?

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Chosen four decades ago for a sign language research project, gorilla Koko remains caught between ape and human worlds. Barbara J. King takes a look at her life as seen in a new documentary.


There's No Controversy: Let's Stop Failing Our Children On Evolution

Thursday, July 28, 2016

As young-Earth creationism and its "humans and dinosaurs co-existed" discourse continues to be popular, anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at how to help kids understand evolution.


Healthy Meat And Clean Kills: Can We Talk About Hunting?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Can a field biologist who hunts and an animal activist who doesn't have a productive conversation about hunting? Anthropologist Barbara J. King decided to find out.


A Letter To Pokémon Go Players From An Ingress Fan

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Do you really want to visit parks and monuments this summer with your eyes on an augmented reality game on your smartphone? Barbara J. King says the answer is "yes" — with some qualifications.


Why It's 'Self-Reg,' Not Self-Control, That Matters Most For Kids

Thursday, July 07, 2016

If hyper-arousal is a normal state for many children, how can we help our kids learn to be genuinely calm? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores a new book on self-regulation.


As A Major Zoo Closes, 10 Reasons To Rethink The Concept

Friday, June 24, 2016

Are zoos really effective at education and conservation? Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers her top reasons why it's time to rethink the role of zoos.


Humility Is Embedded In Doing Science, But What About Spirituality?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Barbara J. King talks with 13.7's own Marcelo Gleiser about his new book, in which he addresses his view of spirituality — one that doesn't invoke "the existence of supernatural spirits."


Are Genetically Engineered Mice The Answer To Combating Lyme Disease?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Picture many thousands of mice let loose on a Massachusetts island in an effort to fight Lyme disease. Anthropologist Barbara J. King looks at the ethics, and possible effects, of this prospect.


Please, Let's Not Find Dory

Friday, June 03, 2016

With two weeks to go until Finding Dory — the sequel to Finding Nemo -- hits theaters, there's good reason to worry about the fate of the Pacific blue tang fish, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.


A Gorilla Is Killed, And Our Parent-Shaming Culture Springs To Life

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Anthropologist Barbara J. King says the Harambe conversation should move away from a discourse of shaming to one looking at hard questions about confining sentient animals to zoos in the first place.


As National Park Service Turns 100, We Can Celebrate By Not Bothering Wildlife

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The best thing we can do for wildlife this summer, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, is to back off while visiting the wild lands where they live.


Humans Are 'Meathooked' But Not Designed For Meat-Eating

Thursday, May 19, 2016

It's all well and good to cut down on eating animals, but aren't our bodies designed to require meat in our diets? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a new book saying the answer is "no."


Resisting The Corporate University: What It Means To Be A 'Slow Professor'

Thursday, May 12, 2016

College teachers are often stressed and demoralized, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, and a new book on the corporate university provides startling answers as to why.


Should We Really Be Keeping Cats And Dogs — And Geckos — As Pets?

Thursday, May 05, 2016

We love our dogs, cats and bunnies, sure. But are we fooling ourselves in thinking that pet-keeping is good for animals? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a bioethicist's new book.


What You Need To Know About That 'Cute' Lemur Video

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

That adorable lemur video going around? Think twice before sharing — or share with an explanation of why it's not-so-cute after all, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.