Monthly Archives: July 2010


I am off on holiday – [to my small number of readers] to Northern Spain…. will be blogging like a fool on my return…… will be back in 2 weeks

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On beauty, sex and evolution

Apparently we (and some other animals) think people are more ‘beautiful’ if they are more symmetric (and here). Presumably, this is why Les Damoiselles d’Avignon caused such a stir when it arrived on the Paris scene at the turn of … Continue reading

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Why are academics so snotty about blogging?

Apparently many academics in biology and astronomy discourage blogging because it has no reliability or prestige . Huh? Well both of these things are true, to some extent, of course; but isn’t this also true of dissemination in traditional peer … Continue reading

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