Nathan H. Lents is Professor of Biology at John Jay College, The City University of New York

Author of:

Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals (2016, Columbia University Press)

Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

Blogger at: The Human Evolution Blog, Psychology Today

Host of: This World of Humans podcast




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  1. I just finished reading On the Move A Life by Oliver Sacks and left mesmerized and sad, in some way, realizing the fact that Oliver is no longer..it was my first read book of Dr Sacks. I kept googling to read more about him since then and came to read your eulogy for Dr Sacks..and touched by it. It almost felt like I was reading my own feelings for Dr Sacks.. Thanks for the eulogy.


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  3. Ordered ‘Human Errors’ on reading your eSkeptic column last week. Enthralling, but I do wonder if the arithmetical errors on p98 have been picked up yet? For example, 3000 times the length of a human is nearer 6km than 30km.


  4. from San Diego presentation:
    anything to learn from astronauts’ & cosmonauts’ health issues: bones for example? adaptation to EMF radiation here on Earth?; how significant was the recent finding about the lymph dump from our brains while we sleep?; Advanced Glycation Endproducts discussed in Peter Bales, MD’s book Osteoarthritis, the issue of changing eating habits (Standard American Diet); good book: Dr. Tom Farley, MD: Saving Gotham (sugar, smoking, transfats)


  5. Can’t find your email so trying to communicate this way –
    Human errors, hardcover, p. 143 – “…if it doesn’t, the foreigner is seen as a big deal” – surely you meant “NO big deal”


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  7. Hi, I just read your article on genealogy. The title was (I think), meaningful and meaningless of looking up you ancestors. Anyway, it’s odd you would mention Barack Obama and Dick Chaney! I am related to them. How I do know this is true is, my Aunt Delores (Dunham) John, my dad’s sister, wrote out our family’s history going back a few generations on both sides of their families. The Dunham name coming over from England, actually was Singletary and then went to Dunham. I took her findings and Barack’s mom’s name, looked at both history and it does link up!


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