Scholarly Discourse Part 2a

Posted: February 8, 2012 in ePortfolio, HONORS PLE, Uncategorized

Bottled vs. Tap

February 8, 2012

The person who owns and maintains the scholarly blog I chose is Greg Laden.

Greg Laden is a Biological Anthropologist who has a PhD. from Harvard in both Archeology and Biological Anthropology.  His main areas of study are Human Environmental Interaction and Human Behavioral Biology.  He has taught at Harvard, Boston University, Concordia, and University of Minnesota.  He co-authored a scholarly paper that was published while at Minnesota.  The name of the paper is “The Raw and the Stolen.” The topic of the paper is cooking and the ecology of human origins.

Link to “The Raw and the Stolen.”  Link comes as a PDF Download.

http://gregladen.com/wordpress/wp-content/pdf/WranghamEtAl.pdf

I think that Greg Laden is a pretty credible source.  He definitely has good credentials and has a background in the sciences.  He has had a paper he was involved with published.

The things that he talks about in his blog are some of the same things that I found out doing research for my essay on the subject.  However, he has a slightly different take on some of the information and data put forth by researchers.

Overall I thought his blog was interesting and made me think from his point of view.  I am not academically achieved as he happens to be, but I find it hard to argue with some of the evidence that he portrays as misleading.

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