Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Thinking about science upon entering the field. Part II: What are 'probabilities'?
B elow is the second installment in a short series of posts by a current Penn State graduate student in Chemical Ecology, Tristan Cofe...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Rare Disease Day and the promises of personalized medicine
O ur daughter Ellen wrote the post that I republish below 3 years ago, and we've reposted it in commemoration of Rare Disease Day, Febru...
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Thinking about science upon entering the field: Part I
Below is installment number one in a short series of posts by a current Penn State graduate student in Chemical Ecology, Tristan Cofer. The...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
"White Trash": the ugly reality and its import
I 've been reading the recent book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America , by Nancy Isenberg, Penguin Books edit...
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Pogophilia--60 years ago but as fresh as ever!
F or those readers of this blog who are old enough, or aware enough, to know about Pogo , the greatest of all the comic strips ever, I was r...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
So long 'Crotchets & Quiddities' and thanks for all the ... everything
Since 2001, our very own Ken has been writing thoughtful, illuminating, and mighty thought-provoking essays in Evolutionary Anthropology, an...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Trump, Koko the gorilla, and reading alien minds
Despite incongruous hand proportions, Trump has long been compared to one our closest relatives, the orangutan. Even if Bill Maher hadn’t po...
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