Thursday, May 24, 2018

Best Tweet Ever?

That click-bait title isn't for a burn, or a snap, or a clever retort, but one of the few really thoughtful and thought-provoking tweets I have ever seen.

Here it is.


A new paper shows epigenetics probably has only a small role (if any) in adaptation.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tough Math Puzzle Explained

Another video from 3blue1brown. This neatly visualizes a tough problem from a tough test, and isn’t too long. Very nice.

Bonus: A short Habanera for violin and piano from our musical admiral, Jean Cras.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Survey says ...

I am not much of a fan of survey science, but this one has so much appeal ... those most vocal about global warming are the least likely to do anything about it.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Quotation from The New Yorker

Black studies is a dehiscence at the heart of the institution on its edge; its broken, coded documents sanction walking in another world while passing through this one, graphically disordering the administered scarcity from which black studies flows as wealth.
No, I am not making this up.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Beatings will continue until morale improves

Women at NBC feel the heat. I have no idea if Brokaw is guilty, but I have few doubts NBC is.

Cras Quintet

Jean Cras was a French naval officer who eventually rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. he was also a composer.