In a remarkable, recent paper, two researchers can show that in and around the camps where there were more "enemies of the people" - highly educated academics and artists - growth today is higher and creativity is flourishing. It is both a testament to the resilience of human beings and how creative people bring value… Continue reading The long shadow of the Gulag
It turns out that there is no such things as trees or crabs. Yet, a lot of things end up in crab-shapes or tree-shapes. What is happening here? This is a question that is related to the work on physics and evolution put forward by people like Geoffrey West, especially in his book Scale; evolution… Continue reading Phylogenetic echoes of physics?