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Evolution's bite - a story of teeth, diet, and human origins Evolution's bite - a story of teeth, diet, and human origins

May 27, 2017
The wonder of birds - what they tell us about ourselves, the world, and a better future The wonder of birds - what they tell us about ourselves, the world, and a better future

Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, are our most vital connection to nature. They compel us to look to the skies, both literally and metaphorically; draw us out into nature to seek their beauty; and let us experience vicariously what it is like to be weightless. Birds have h

May 27, 2017
Totality - the great American eclipses of 2017 and 2024 Totality - the great American eclipses of 2017 and 2024

May 26, 2017
Willful ignorance - the mismeasure of uncertainty Willful ignorance - the mismeasure of uncertainty

"An original account of willful ignorance and how this principle relates to modern probability and statistical methods Through a series of colorful stories about great thinkers and the problems they chose to solve, the author traces the historical evolution of probability and explains how statistical methods have helped to propel scientific research. However, the past success of statistics has depended on vast, deliberate simplifications amounting to willful ignorance, and this very success now

May 25, 2017