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In 1906 Francis Galton, the country's foremost statistician, attended the West of England Fat Stock and Poultry Exhibition and uncovered an intriguing phenomenon. Galton was interested in the highlight of the country fair: a guess the weight of ... WARC, 2 months ago

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Classic Topics on The History of Modern Mathematical Statistics: From Laplace to More Recent Times

Preface xvi Acknowledgments xix Introduction: LANDMARKS IN PRE-LAPLACEAN STATISTICS xx PART ONE: LAPLACE1 1 The Laplacean Revolution 3 1.1 Pierre ]Simon de Laplace (17491827), 3 1.2 Laplace's Work in Probability and Statistics, 7 ...
 MAA Online3 weeks ago

Mind your genes! The dark legacy of eugenics lives on

Image: Children's bodies were prodded, poked and measured by eugenicists to determine their genetic fitness. (American Philosophical Society) From enforced sterilisation to the fledgling foundations of education in Australia, eugenics left a ...
 ABC Online3 weeks ago
Saudi Gazette

Fingerprinting machines of telecom companies are not accurate

Abdulaziz Hasanain I went to a telecom company to get a SIM card. The representative asked me to put my finger on the fingerprinting machine. Nowadays, anyone who wants to get a new SIM card in the Kingdom needs to go through the fingerprinting ...
 Saudi Gazette3 weeks ago

Aphantasia: what it's like when your mind's eye is blind

For most people, picturing faces of loved ones or holiday memories comes naturally. But for those with aphantasia, it's impossible to conjure up a mental image. Rachel Thomas talks with Fairfax reporter Ben Strang about life without a mind's eye. ... month ago
Melbourne Age

The Gene: A thought-provoking exploration

The Gene: An Intimate History SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE BODLEY HEAD, $35 REVIEW BY NATASHA MITCHELL Recently I had a try at genetic engineering. I deleted a gene. Not just any stray old gene. This was a particular stretch of DNA inside a particular ...
 Melbourne Age1 month ago

When the elitist schools photographed all freshmen students nude

It was only this past March that news of Trump's wife having posed nude for a magazine photoshoot was front and center news but in 1995, Ron Rosenbaum writing for the New York Times wrote of the photoshoots of the Bush family and the Clintons. Those ...
 Disinformation1 month ago

blooloopLIVErpool: Help! How to Engage Visitors with the...

blooloopLIVErpool, held on June 29thin Liverpool as part of the InternationalFestival of Business was attended by 150 professionals from the attractions community in the UK and Europe. With speakers from leading theme parks, museums and zoos the ...
 Blooloop1 month ago

The Eugenics Debate

By Rukhsana Shah Jul 11 2016 (Dawn, Pakistan) The current debate on the re-emergence of eugenics is worrying, as most of its proponents seem to be urging for gene manipulation for higher intelligence and beauty, while only a few are concerned with ...
 EnvironmentGuru.com1 month ago

Latticework of Mental Models: Wisdom of Crowds - Anshul Khare

Kaun Banega Crorepati (Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?) is unarguably one of the most popular reality show on Indian Television. So here's a question which has never appeared in KBC before and probably never will. Among all the ...
 Klse I3investor.com1 month ago
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