Archive for December, 2015

Movie review: “Spotlight”

December 28, 2015

Source: Movie review: “Spotlight”

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An Afghan woman, falsely accused of burning a Qur’an, is slaughtered by a brutal mob

December 26, 2015

Source: An Afghan woman, falsely accused of burning a Qur’an, is slaughtered by a brutal mob

Matthew Cobb chooses the five best books on the history of science

December 5, 2015

Why Evolution Is True

Our own Matthew Cobb has just appeared on the Five Books site, where Jo Marchant interviews him about his five choices for “best books in the history of science”. (I think he really means the five best books that are accessible to the layperson.) It’s a good interview, and Matthew sounds very smart, which he is; but I don’t often encounter him in academic mode so I was doubly impressed. Here are his choices; only the first was obvious to me:

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I’ll refer you to the Five Books site to read the whole Q&A, but I’ll show just two bits:

Your day job is as a geneticist studying the sense of smell but you also write and translate history books. What is it that draws you to history and, in particular, the history of science?

It’s a bit of a cliché, but if we don’t understand where we’ve come…

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Three cartoons about gun control

December 5, 2015

Why Evolution Is True

If you know me, these aren’t going to be pro-gun cartoons. They’re about the Second Amendment, and were contributed by reader Barry:

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I like this one best:

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Course Outline and Outline of First Lecture, ECON 327, Spring Semester 2016

December 3, 2015

ECON 327 Course Outline Spring 2016 A

ECON 327 First Lecture Spring 2016 A

 

Course Outline and Outline for First Lecture, ECON 306, Spring Semester 2016

December 3, 2015

ECON 306 Course Outline Spring 2016 A

ECON 306 First Lecture Spring 2016 A

 

Possible Essay Questions for Final Examinations in ECON 320 and ECON 328 (To Be Discussed in Class on Friday, December 4, 2015)

December 2, 2015

Possible Essay Topics for Final Examination in ECON 320 Fall 2015

Possible Essay Topics for Final Examination in ECON 328 Fall 2015