Kottak explores recent changes in the "very nature of humans"
"Vital topics forum in AA: ‘Nature and the human’" - PLoS Blogs. 1/16/2011.
This piece, discussing a recent issue of [*American Anthropologist*](http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1548-1433.2010.01271.x/abstract), taps Conrad Kottak's thoughts on how the changing situation of humans has affected their nature. Conrad says he worries a lot about "the spread of selfishness, the erosion of community and civility..."