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28 May

New statistical method throws up ancestry surprises

A new way of analysing genetic variation in human populations is throwing up a number of surprises about our ancestry. Among other things, the new technique reveals a strong gene flow from northern Europe to eastern Siberia. The results also suggest that the native populations of north and south America have different origins. read more […]

20 May

The Wheel of Consciousness

The Wheel of Consciousness describes twelve unique states of mind available to us over a 24-hour day. Some occur with strict regularity, others are more rare. From the book “Head Trip” by Jeff Warren. read more | digg story Follow @acitta

28 Apr

You are the river: An interview with Ken Wilber

The integral philosopher explains the difference between religion, New Age fads and the ultimate reality that traditional science can’t touch. Ken Wilber may be the most important living philosopher you’ve never heard of. He’s written dozens of books but you’d be hard-pressed to find his name in a mainstream magazine. read more | digg story […]

19 Apr

Darwin: The Evolution Revolution

I went to the Royal Ontario Museum this week to see the excellent new exhibition on the life and work of Charles Darwin. It is very fascinating. I highly recommend it. They have opened galleries in the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal that was completed last year. That includes the new dinosaur gallery: Follow @acitta

02 Mar

Darwin’s dangerous idea

A major evolution exhibit opens at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto next week, which begs the question: Why so much fuss over a 150-year-old theory that seems to gather more scientific support by the decade? read more | digg story Follow @acitta

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