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Should the Right to vote be limited?

The Real Wisdom of the Crowds POSTED THU, 01/31/2013 In 1907, Sir Francis Galton asked 787 villagers to guess the weight of an ox. None of them got the right answer, but when Galton averaged their guesses, he arrived at a near perfect estimate., 4 days ago

BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL : Another day of woe for train passengers

TRAIN commuters suffered further delays between the Black Country and Birmingham after disruption caused by an overhead power cable damage and signal problems ran into a second day. Electric cables were damaged on Wednesday lunchtime near ...
 4 Traders1 day ago

Modern art, science, and society

Upcoming SlideShare Loading in … 5 1. Modern Art, Science, and Society, c. 1815-1914 2. Romanticism: Nature and Genius • Romanticism was a reaction to Enlightenment, Neoclassicism, and industrialization and was driven by strong emotions ...
 SlideShare.net6 days ago

What the Bible Says about Prayer Versus Reality

The Bible makes some rather bold claims about prayer. How well do they hold up? Photo Credit: wavebreakmedia Does prayer, as it's taught in biblical Christianity, actually work? That all depends on what youre looking for. Prayer can ...
 AlterNet.org1 week ago

Global Trumpism

Trump's victory was predictable , and was predicted , but not by looking at polls. Polling has taken a beating recently having failed to predict the victory of David Cameron's Conservative Party in the UK parliamentary elections , then Brexit , and ...
 Foreign Affairs2 weeks ago

Crowdsourcing predictions

WHY can't markets predict something as simple as whether more Brits had wanted out of the European Union (EU) or that Donald Trump would win the US election? Ok, these aren't simple events but globally impacting ones or what some describe as ... weeks ago

7 signs you're boring someone

LinkedIn Influencer published this post originally on LinkedIn . Like most people, I have several pet subjects that may or may not be interesting to other people. Don't get me started on happiness, or habits, or children's literature, or Winston ...
 Business Insider4 weeks ago

An Illustrated Guide To Categorizing Yourself

This article first appeared on Robert Benchley once remarked that there are two kinds of people in the world—those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't. We are the former. If youre a reader of Quiet Revolution, ...
 Huffington Post4 weeks ago

Historical background of inheritance

Upcoming SlideShare Loading in … 5 1. Historical Background of Inheritance Promila Ph.D. Biotechnology GJU S&T Hisar 2. •The first known theory of inheritance in Western thought originated in Greece in the fifth century BCE and was ...
 SlideShare.net4 weeks ago

Planned Parenthood, eugenics, and murdering Down's babies

(Before It's News) Eugenics is a movement aimed at improving the genetic composition of the human race. The use of the wordit means well-bornoriginated in 1883 by Sir Francis Galton, a British scholar and the cousin of Charles Darwin, and it ...
 Before It's News1 month ago
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