Monthly Archives: October 2011

Local Knowledge

People who grow up in a small town, or an old and stable neighborhood, often know their neighbors.  More than than that, they know pretty much everything that’s happened for the past couple of generations, whether they want to or … Continue reading

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Amish Paradise

French Canadian researchers have shown that natural selection has noticeably sped up reproduction among the inhabitants of Île aux Coudres, an island in the St. Lawrence River –  in less than 150 years. Between 1799 and 1940, the age at … Continue reading

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Kanazawa Confesses, Repents

Andrew Gelman’s blog links to an article describing Satoshi Kanazawa’a punishment for posting a blog entry stating that black women were rated to be less attractive than women of other races. As I recall from jounalists’ accounts when the Kanazawa … Continue reading

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