Dr. E. O. Smith

Dr. Euclid O. Smith, or Neal as he prefers to be called, is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Neal earned his BA in Sociology from Mississippi State University in 1969, MA in Anthropology from University of Georgia in 1972, and PhD in Anthropology from Ohio State University in 1977. Neal has performed extensive research on social behavior in nonhuman primates, sociopharmacology and neurobiology of primate behavior, social strategies of reproduction in male and female baboons, and, most recently, in evolutionary medicine and substance abuse, with an overall interest in the application of evolutionary theory to human and animal behaviour. He has performed extensive fieldwork in Africa and Micronesia as well as at the Yerkes National Research Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Neal is the editor or co-editor of four books : Social Play in Primates (1978), Primate Ecology and Human Origins: Ecological Influences on Social Organization (1979), Evolutionary Medicine (1999), and Evolutionary Medicine and Health: New Perspectives (2008). He is also the author of When Culture and Biology Collide: Why We Are Stressed, Depressed, and Self-Obsessed (2002), which arose out of his observations that so much of our daily life, while orchestrated by local cultural circumstances and practices is ultimately controlled by our evolutionary predispositions. Currently, he is writing a biological anthropology textbook. In addition he has published over 50 journal articles and abstracts..As he states, his future work is "to continue research on evolution and substance abuse, work on a popular book on political correctness and its timely demise, and stay above ground."

Broadcast 946 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. E. O. (Neal) Smith, author of "When Culture and Biology Collide: Why We Are Stressed, Depressed, and Self-Obsessed," was the guest for this Space Show program. Dr. Smith's website is www.eosmith.com and you can find out more about his book there as well as learned about his other work. In fact, all his past journal articles are available for download. While you might think this program and his book are not space related, as you will hear during the program, it's very easy to connect the dots from what Dr.

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