They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
Phil Anderson’s article “More Is Different” describes how different levels of complexity require new ways of thinking. And as the virus multiplies and spreads, that’s just what the human race desperately needs...
The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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Earlier this semester I talked about a few new kinds of assignments I was trying out in my evolutionary medicine class. I’ve got my students posting on the readings every week at the group blog, and there have been several great interactions...
Question: What do you need to get you through the day?Take a second and look through your bag or pockets and take an inventory of the things you carry with you every day.
Baba Brinkman"The Rap Guide to Evolution: Revised"Lit Fuse Records, 2011This is an album that is, in its way, one long argument (in 14 tracks) that the theory of evolution is a useful lens through which to make sense of our world and our lives...
A little blast from the past to puzzle over while your head spins from chocolate overload this weekend.Two centuries before M.C. Escher confounded us with his optical illusions and play on perspective, William Hogarth (1697-1764) created Satire on False Perspective ...
Happy Easter! Today, children across the world will be searching for colored eggs and goodies brought by the mysterious Easter bunny. Perhaps most of them won't be thinking too much about the chemistry of colored eggs, but undoubtedly some of us science geeks will be...
Don't believe every meme you encounter.
With the historic supreme court hearings this week, there has been much discussion about homosexuality*. One of the ‘arguments’ that you often hear from the anti-gay rights side is that being gay isn’t natural...
A couple weeks ago, I was reminded how much I enjoy the poetry format known as haiku. On a whim, I threw out a tweet soliciting #scaiku, science-themed haiku, to see what delights my tweeps would come up with...
Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary | Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward | University of California Press | 184 pages | $24.95 (Paperback) I'm willing to bet you own at least one pair of jeans...
I love when I find a nerdy or scientific gif I can share on social media, because these capture people's attention right away and share a message or sentiment in a compact form that amuses, fascinates and delights!...
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