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Embracing the future normal

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, 1 month ago

Resettlement farm blues

Parents at Tsumeb have been asked to control their children, and not to allow them to frequent bars or buy alcohol. Parents have also been asked to return to the old way of raising children. At a meeting held this past Saturday at the town, ...
 Namibian Sun5 days ago
Wired News

Turns Out the Internet Is Bad at Guessing How Many Coins Are in a Jar

A few weeks ago, I asked the internet to guess how many coins were in a huge jar (below). For more than 27 years, my parents had saved their spare change. My mother recently trucked the whole load to a bank to cash in, and in so doing finally ...
 Wired News2 weeks ago

Still no arrest in teen murder case

The Oshikoto police are still trying to track down the suspect or suspects in the rape and murder of a Tsumeb teenager whose body was found in a riverbed on New Year's Day. The body of Elizabeth Claudia Guim, 13, was found in Nomtsoub location in ...
 Namibian Sun2 weeks ago

Teenager raped, murdered at Tsumeb

The body of a 13-year-old girl was found in a riverbed in Tsumeb's Nomtsoub location on New Year's Day. Elizabeth Claudia Guim, a Grade 6 learner at Francis Galton Primary School, was last seen alive by her family on December 31 when she left home ...
 Namibian Sun2 weeks ago

Beware the supposed wisdom of crowds

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 ...
 BDlive1 month ago

Gifted scientist Margaret Thompson had a lasting impact on health care

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 Mail1 month ago
Business Standard India

The 'colour' of intelligence

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 India1 month ago

Uber-atheist Dawkins sounds a lot like Jesus

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 — ...
 WorldNetDaily1 month ago
Business Insider

Scientists Are Just Beginning To Understand This Genetic Factor That Helps Make Us Who We Are

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 Insider1 month ago
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