Chris Aldrich
The Educated Man

“A well-trained man knows how to answer questions; an educated man knows what questions are worth asking.”

-E. Digby Baltzell (1955),  an American sociologist, academic and author (November 14, 1915 – August 17, 1996)

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Review of John Avery’s “Information Theory and Evolution”

Information Theory and Evolution by John Avery My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a fantastic book which, for the majority of people, I’d give a five star review.

Review of John Avery’s “Information Theory and Evolution”

Information Theory and Evolution by John Avery My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a fantastic book which, for the majority of people, I’d give a five star review.

The central dogma of molecular biology deals with the detailed residue-by-residue transfer of…

The central dogma of molecular biology deals with the detailed residue-by-residue transfer of sequential information. It states that information cannot be transferred back from protein to either protein or nucleic acid.

Francis Crick

First articulated in 1958 and restated in August 1970. “Central dogma of molecular biology.” Nature 227 (5258): 561-3. Bibcode1970Natur.227..561C doi:10.1038/227561…

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Meaning according to Humpty Dumpty

Meaning according to Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty (in a rather scornful tone): When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more or less.
Alice: The question is, whether you can make a word mean so many different things?
Humpty Dumpty: The question is, which is to be master – that’s all.
Alice: (Too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again):
Humpty Dumpty: They’ve a temper,…

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Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas which, given enough time, changes into people. An anonymous wit…

Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas which, given enough time, changes into people.

An anonymous wit defining hydrogen in light of the Big Bang Theory

As relayed by David Christian in the book The Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History

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Review of P.M. Forni’s “The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction”

The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction by P.M. Forni My rating: …

Review of P.M. Forni’s “The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction”

The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction by P.M. Forni My rating: …

Mathematics in Popular Science Books | The Economist

Fundamental physics Big bang Popular physics has enjoyed a new-found regard. Now comes a brave attempt to inject mathematics into an otherwise fashionable subject…

Mathematics in Popular Science Books | The Economist

Fundamental physics Big bang Popular physics has enjoyed a new-found regard. Now comes a brave attempt to inject mathematics into an otherwise fashionable subject…