Author: Joost Janmaat

We need new senses


Plants and animals are smart too. Plants and animals live in families too. They have languages, like us, know concepts of reciprocity, affection, friendship. Cows have friends, primates use tools, dolphins call each other by name, wild dogs have been…

The Antropocene: welcome to the Age of Man

Earth lights

As far as time is concerned, the key concepts to most people are probably day and night, weekend and workday, and perhaps the seasons. On your birthday, you might contemplate the yearly cycle of the moon, and when a beloved one…