Peter J. Heaney

Peter J. Heaney has been a professor of geosciences at Penn State University since 1998, and in 2008 he served as president of the Mineralogical Society of America. His research interests include environmental mineralogy and the formation of gemstones.

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DARWIN’S THEORY THAT MATE CHOICE IS EXPLICITLY AESTHETIC WAS A REALLY DANGEROUS IDEA.

Adaptive Aesthetics

The idea of creating a “Tree of Minerals” seemed contrived, until recently.