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
Category: Notes to self
Phylogenetic echoes of physics?
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?