Thanks, Lauren! I’ll get something posted about the blogging project soon and look forward to talking to you more about it whenever you’ve got time. We are all learning a lot, and the “Weekly Editions” continue to inspire: http://blogs.lt.vt.edu/soviethistory
Yes, Belyaev’s story is pretty amazing. It’s especially remarkable that an experiment begun in such inauspicious circumstances and with so little fanfare has generated so much interest across fields and around the world. The Radiolab episode is a great example. I’ve got some issues with the theories about human evolution and aggression presented at the end of the episode, but it just illustrates how important the concept of “domestication” is to being human.