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The art of guessing

How does the outstanding scientist come to propose such a decisive axiom, while less imaginative minds go on tinkering with the old system? How did Gregor Mendel leap to conceive the statistical axioms of genetics?

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Mendelian miracle in the garden

Imagine this. His name was not Gregor. It was Johann, the name his parents had given him. The Mendels were farmers who wanted their son to take over their farm. 1,471 more words


Immortalizing the Greats - Mount Beermore

I know there wasn’t a lot of exciting stuff going on in South Dakota in 1927, but I’m amazed that someone let Gutzon Borglum climb up on Mount Rushmore and start dynamiting whatever he felt like in the name of art. 998 more words


Epigenetics and Ideology

by Shea Robison (@EpigeneticsGuy)

In a previous paper I discuss at length the more immediate practical political implications of epigenetics via its impact on the two dominant causal narratives in obesity policy: the salience of individual responsibility versus the influence of environmental or institutional factors. 1,965 more words


Kastil Spilberk - Brno, Czech

Brno merupakan kota terbesar kedua di republik Ceko, yang terletak di bagian selatan negara tersebut. Penduduknya berjumlah 367.000 jiwa (2005). Di kota ini pernah tinggal pendiri Ilmu  56 more words

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Imperfect Perfection

Neguri, Spain: Reacting to a news story from the Vatican (click here to read the article) this past October, I posted the following note in my… 1,358 more words


All Research Is Biased – Might As Well Get Paid For It

Capitalist Epistemology: Is Money Truth?

On November 28, 2014, the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) posted an announcement that it would no longer publish papers from authors with financial ties to industry with the aim of eliminating harmful bias from published articles. 752 more words