The Closing of the Conservative Mind. Noah Millman doesn't post often, but when he does it's always worth reading. Close to Homo? - The announcement of Australopithecus sediba. The tendency to trump everything as the most awesome ancestor or link is perhaps analogous to the demand from the public that cosmologists know the mind of God or something. Yet Another "Missing Link". More from Carl Zimmer. And Down the Stretch She Comes. Horses have far less sexual dimorphism than humans. Did not know that, but makes sense. Rumor of Sarkozy Infidelities Sets Off a Modern French Farce. The French are different. Not that there's anything wrong with it.