What Separates Humans From Other Animals? (NSQ Ep. 51)

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Also: why do people pace while talking on the phone?

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Relevant Research & References

Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:


  • Jonathan Sacks (deceased), Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.
  • Dalton Conley, professor of sociology at Princeton University.
  • Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University.
  • Leo Tolstoy (deceased), renowned Russian novelist.
  • Samantha Boardman, founder of Positive Prescription and clinical instructor of psychiatry at Cornell University.