IN 1875 Francis Galton propounded the general principle of regression or reversion to the mean. As Peter Bernstein explains in his book Against the Gods, "it is the dynamic process in which the successors to the outliers are predestined to join ... BDlive, 2 weeks ago
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THE wisdom of crowds" has become a modern cliche. And a strange one — the crowds that attended the Nuremberg Rallies, or that cheered the tumbrils of the Reign of Terror, would be considered to be anything but wise. Many adjectives might be ...BDlive, 4 days ago
Margaret Thompson was one of Canada's most respected geneticists, a pioneer in genetic counselling and a devoted researcher into the causes of certain diseases. She also participated in one of the darker chapters in this country's history. ...Globe and Mail, 1 week ago
The nature of intelligence and how it can be measured are contentious. It will take more than scientific debates to make racists change ingrained attitudes Devangshu Datta | New Delhi December 11, 2014 Last Updated at 21:48 IST James Watson recently ...Business Standard India, 1 week ago
Text smaller Text bigger Richard Dawkins Outspoken atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins takes a back seat to no one when it comes to defending Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, but heaven forbid — ...WorldNetDaily, 1 week ago
See Also Why First-Born Children Are Smarter Is our behavior determined by genetics, or are we products of our environments? What matters more for the development of living things — internal factors or external ones? Biologists have been hotly ...Business Insider, 2 weeks ago
With daylight savings time making our fall days start even later this is the time of year when I hear from cat owners that kitty complaining has reached new heights, for food that is. Friends and readers tell me those plaintive meows are making ...Examiner.com, 3 weeks ago
Text smaller Text bigger Margaret Sanger lobbying Congress, 1932 In the early years of the 20th Century, the science of eugenics spread across America, from pulpits to statehouses, with religious zeal. The underlying premise of the ...WorldNetDaily, 1 month ago
If you have a smartphone, there's an app for pretty much anything these days, from saving lives to popping virtual bubble-wrap. But now there's an app for answering questions even Google can't handle like who will win next Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand ...Abu Dhabi National, 1 month ago
The United States' founding fathers were stoic men, gazing toward the frontier with rugged resolve. Our modern presidents are entirely different--smiling, approachable, and soft, like the spokesperson of a retirement home. These are Portraits of ...Fast Company, 1 month ago
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