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fight on evolutionary theory ground. The bulk of evolutionary theorists seem to be set on taking Nowak et al to the guillotine, but there is also a small minority of fans: among them, my former Tinbergen Institute colleague Matthijs van Veelen (see a picture of him from when he was older, wiser, sporting a big white beard; NB: yours truly is the junior black-and-yellow fellow at his left, learning on the job) and his co-authors have a nice correspondence in Nature supporting Novak et al. PS. Note also that one co-author of the controversial paper is Romanian mathematician Corina Tarnita (whom, allegedly, many girls would/should like to have as role model) The wave equation and tsunami propagation:
a concise exposition by Terry Tao. Brings back nice memories of my maths classes at Utrecht University. Life arithmetic with (unavoidable?) implications: “
. Life is short. Have an affair“ New
chess strategies ( more)? Now to the good guys: the latest (and seemingly, last) Amber chess tournament was clearly won by Aronian— followed in the combined rankings by Carlsen and Anand: these three are in my view also the only consistent, long-run runners in the chess marathon. And related: Carlsen’s bold decision to challenge a by-now-obsolete chess world championship format. Greg Mankiw with the
correct (and scary) budget arithmetic.
This is piece of cake, walk in the park: should have focused on predicting Burgundy 2011 vintage quality :-). But agreed, it was better than mine.
A trip through a Mandelbox. Via Alex Tabarrok at MR. The
science of stout foam. Or: the time of cheaper Guinness is nye! I confessed already that I had chosen a great Condrieu (relative to the other wines I had at Alinea, this was the one unforgettable) on St. Patrick’s, but obviously I still fancy the good old Irish stout!
On continuous harmonic spaces (the original paper). Shows that consonance and dissonance in music are to a considerable extent routed in nature and can be described/defined mathematically, beyond cultural or time relativism. We like it!