Rob Brooks

Rob Brooks is the Scientia Professor of Evolution at UNSW in Sydney and the author of Artificial Intimacy: Virtual Friends, Digital Lovers and Algorithmic Matchmakers

The Tragedy of the Unwanted Child: What Ancient Cultures Did Before Abortion

Safe abortion is the modern cure for the ancient heartbreaks of neonaticide and abandonment.

Rob Brooks
Rob Brooks
12 min read

Diamonds Aren't Forever (And Neither is Your Love)

Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world. ~Pliny The Elder Loving someone, and having them love you back, is the most precious thing in the world. ~Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook At age 11, I first glimpsed the bewildering anthropologic spectacle

Rob Brooks
Rob Brooks
13 min read

Involuntarily Celibate: Explanations and Practical Solutions to a Dangerous Phenomenon

Of the 50 plus shades of online anger, one fascinates me more than the rest: the anger of the Incel. Beneath the euphemistic portmanteau of “involuntary” and “celibate” lurks a sinister mass of self-loathing men. They know they are unattractive, and in online forums they blame women. The Incels speak

Rob Brooks
Rob Brooks
5 min read