Image

Linear progression

Egg babies …

four eggs_edited-2

Image

Celestial bodies ….

Earth … Moon … Mars … Venus …

earth moon mars venu

Bike to Work

10711044_10153245565689008_6142060046855265587_n

The Dunbar Number

Elizabeth Evans, Freelance Science Writer and Editor
services | writing samples contact info ]

Show notes from the archives of IT Conversations …

The Dunbar number is a measure of the cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom a person can maintain stable relationships. The concept has intrigued sociologists and anthropologists since it was first recognized as the correlation between brain capacity and group size in primates. In this talk, social software observer Christopher Allen discusses the interesting implications the Dunbar number theory has for the gathering of humans on line in the digital age.

Read the full post (link)

button9-12

Memes

Elizabeth Evans, Freelance Science Writer and Editor
services | writing samples contact info ]

Show notes from the archives of IT Conversations …

Memetics is an intellectually rich but controversial field which seeks to explain how our minds and cultures are designed by natural selection acting on replicating information, just as organisms evolve by natural selection acting on genes. Sue Blackmore, one of the field’s leading thinkers, skillfully unfolds the major arguments for a meme’s-eye view of the world, and explores the implications for humanity. Are our brains best seen as machines invented by and for propagation of selfish memes?

Read the full post (link)

button9-12