My notes on: Gould, Stephen Jay. The Mismeasure of Man. Revised edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. [An installment of the “Read Me” Project] The Mismeasure of Man ended up on the “read me” shelf because our daughter had to write a research paper in English her first semester in college, in which she took […]
We spent the past week or so being tourists in and around the Wisconsin Dells. The name “Dells” comes from a French word, dalles, that means “narrows.” It refers to the place where the Wisconsin River more or less squeezes through spectacular bluffs of layered sandstone on either side. They are really narrow in places. […]
I have started taking an online course on the psychology of climate science denial, which I found out about at skepticalscience.com thanks to a report in Reason and Existenz. It’s a MOOC – a mass open online course – which I understand is probably familiar to others, but is brand new to me. Tremendously exciting!