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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, 2 weeks ago

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Outlook Traveller, 2 days 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 ...
 BDlive4 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 Insider2 weeks ago

Working with early morning feline food requests

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.com3 weeks ago

Progressives plot to kill 'human weeds'

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 ...
 WorldNetDaily1 month ago

Too many cooks spoil the broth? Not for this smartphone app

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 National1 month ago
Fast Company

What Happens When You Blend The Faces Of World Leaders

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 Company1 month ago
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