The article is “Restless Genes” from National Geographic. An excerpt: There is another self-reinforcing dynamic operating in exploration—an ongoing conversation between culture and genes, wherein genes shape what sort of culture we create and the culture in turn shapes our genomes. Advertisements
Republican Senator Marco Rubio had this to say in an interview with GQ: GQ: How old do you think the Earth is? Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man.
NYU Professor Steven Brams gave a talk at Amherst tonight on alternative voting schemes. The most readily implementable alternative to the Electoral College, Brams believes, is the national popular vote plan.
Q: What are the advantages of Swiss bank accounts? A: The Swiss franc is the major (legal) benefit of keeping one’s money in a Swiss account. By transfer American dollars to the Swiss franc, Americans are not tied to fluctuations of the dollar on currency markets.
Tim Worstall at Forbes explains that while GDP will increase, this does not constitute growth:
A recent New York Times Article quotes an open letter from Westgate Resorts CEO David A. Siegel to his employees: The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job, however, is another four years of the same presidential administration
In the news: A federal Appeals Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. What does DOMA Do? The bill is actually quite short. It defines two words: