We Still Love Our Wilderness

This March 2015 photo provided by National Geographic from their October 2015 issue shows a reconstruction of Homo naledi's face by paleoartist John Gurche at his studio in Trumansburg, N.Y. In an announcement made Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, scientists say fossils found deep in a South African cave revealed the new member of the human family tree. (Mark Thiessen/National Geographic via AP) IMAGE MUST INCLUDE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LOGO; CROPPING NOT PERMITTED; MANDATORY CREDIT: "MARK THIESSEN/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC"

Studies like this one are most interesting to me. It postulates that human beings living in the First World like to keep their homes at the temperatures and levels of humidity that most closely approximate the climate of the African Savannah. Specifically, the temperature and low humidity come closest to matching those conditions in western…

Cannibal Sammich!

We all know that Ed Gein was from Wisconsin. He’s as immediately identifiable with the Badger State as are the Great Lakes, the Wisconsin Dells, beer and cheese. I’m sure there are those in the Wisconsin department of tourism who would prefer it if this was not so, but like it or not, ol’ Ed…