Monthly Archives: November 2011

Up for discussion: Unnatural Selection

For our upcoming discussion of Hvistendahl’s Unnatural Selection, here’s some questions to consider: What was your general impression of the book? Likes/dislikes?  Why don’t we hear about sex selection more often as something to be aware of? Why haven’t more … Continue reading

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Richard Wilkinson on Income Inequality

Richard Wilkinson is a British social epidemiologist and coauthor of The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. He presents some of his main points in this brief TED talk:

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Human Population Growth: 7 billion on Halloween

While we make our way through Hvistendahl’s Unnatural Selection, I’ve come across a couple of articles that mention that the human population on Earth crossed 7 billion sometime yesterday. One of the first ones I read came in the New Yorker … Continue reading

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