Eric Michael Johnson
Eric Michael Johnson Eric Michael Johnson

Eric Michael Johnson is Slate's Primate Diaries columnist. He has a master’s in evolutionary anthropology and is finishing a Ph.D. in the history of science.


Sept. 24 2014 12:35 PMMisogyny Is Not Human NatureOnline spaces shouldn’t be dominated by bitter baboons.
Dec. 4 2013 8:15 AMPromiscuity Is PragmaticWhy women and other female primates seek out multiple partners.
April 3 2014 11:44 AMWhat Are Relatives Good For?The battle over every aunt and uncle’s favorite evolutionary theory.
Human Evolution
Oct. 3 2012 12:02 AMAyn Rand vs. the PygmiesDid human evolution favor individualists or altruists?
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Oct. 6 2015 11:18 AM The “How Do You Punish This Company?” Bonus Segment Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and David Plotz discuss reprimanding Volkswagen for ethical misconduct.