Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Links ...

  1. Sunil Laxman at Balancing Life on his e-mail conversation with Suvrat Kher, an earth scientist, about a recent discovery of "some fossils in India, which showed a prehistoric snake devouring dinosaur eggs."

  2. Vinod Khare at Wanderlust: Misquoting Evolution, in which he corrects a common mistake -- or, a misinterpretation -- people make about evolution.

  3. Ken Auletta in New Yorker: Publish or Perish: "The iPad, the Kindle and The Future of Publishing."


  1. gaddeswarup said...

    Like many I may be misunderstanding evolution. Is Vinod Khare ignoring epigenetic facors? From
    "Interest in Lamarckism has recently increased, as several studies in the field of epigenetics have highlighted the possible inheritance of behavioral traits acquired by the previous generation. Some recent notable studies include those made by the University of Linköping, Sweden, which have looked at foraging behavior in chickens as well as stress factors[7]."