Category Archive: Fun and games

Feline fighter fury #2016MMM #catscandal

Note: This post is about March Mammal Madness. Check out this year’s tournament¬†if you’re unfamiliar with it.   It started: alright alright alright! Welcome to Mammal March Madness 2016! #2016MMM https://t.co/Ub2DuVZlbD #AlrightAlright pic.twitter.com/Aw9CFHcrWH — Katie Hinde (@Mammals_Suck) March 8, 2016 But is it really alright? Investigators have discovered a disturbing trend in March Mammal Madness …

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Archetype solutions

Here are my answers to the Archetype puzzle I presented last week. If you haven’t seen it yet, go read that first. This entire post is a spoiler. Oh, and feel free to quibble with my answers in the comments. 1. Red and blue balls in an urn Probability, combinatorics 2. Galapagos finches Evolution, allopatric …

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Fun and games: Archetype

Today, a bit of fun for the academically inclined. In every discipline, there are archetypal examples that showcase important concepts. These examples are so ubiquitous that if you open most textbooks on the subject, you’ll find the same examples used for the same concepts. Sometimes these archetypes derive from the first time something was described, …

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