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Entries from January 2012

Rethinking “Out of Africa”

January 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

Rethinking “Out of Africa” http://edge.org/conversation/rethinking-out-of-africa [CHRISTOPHER STRINGER:] At the moment, I’m looking again at the whole question of a recent African origin for modern humans—the leading idea over the last 20 years. This argues that we had a recent African origin, that we came out of Africa, and that we replaced all of the other […]

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The Networked Era

January 12th, 2012 · No Comments

The Networked Era An Interview with Michael Nielsen Lindsey Gilbert The Internet may well have its downsides, but it also has the potential to make us collectively smarter, according to open-science advocate Michael Nielsen. In Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science, Nielsen argues that networked digital tools, such as discussion boards and online […]

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Click-thru for WHEE

January 9th, 2012 · No Comments

It is fun to run through WHEE by reading one section per chapter, getting a rough outline of the book. For ‘eonic effect’, substitute the term ‘macro effect’ as in ‘macroevolution: World History and the evidence of macroevolution… In Search of History The Legacy of Darwinism Climbing Mt. Improbable A Short History of The World […]

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King James Bible

January 7th, 2012 · No Comments

All They That Labored Scholars piece together the monumental job of creating the King James Bible—and reinterpret its legacy Generations of Protestant Christians have heard God speaking through the language of the King James Bible. Four hundred years after it was first published, in 1611, it still has an unrivalled reputation as a shaper of […]

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