Science has taken many of our putative identities and melted them together. But we are jealous of our human identities. Those, we’d like to think are different. We’d like to keep them intact and persistent. Given what we know, is that a fool’s errand?
- How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution: Burgers and fries have nearly killed our ancestral microbiome, by Moises Velasquez-Manoff
- How to Solve the Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever: A step-by-step guide by True, False, and Random, by Brian Gallagher
- The Strange Persistence of First Languages: After my father died, my journey of rediscovery began with the Czech language, by Julie Sedivy
- This issue also includes contributions from Kevin Berger, Matthew Berger, Steve Brodner, Claire Cameron, Stuart Firestein, Amanda Gefter, Alexander Gelfand, Eli Kintisch, Mike Mariani, Chris Mooney, Walter Murch, Susie Neilson, Jennifer Ouellette, Adam Piore, Alex Riley, Zach St. George, and Pamela Weintraub.