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Scientists who study complex systems offer solutions to the pandemic.
The 2008 financial crisis taught me about the illusion of control, and how to give it up.
How the first Americans made their way from Siberia to Patagonia.
Why shows like “The Walking Dead” might help us cope with the real thing.
On the red planet, existential threats abound.
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine‘s Abstractions blog.We consider the brain the very center of who we are and what we do: ruler of our senses, master of our movements; generator…Read More
I get constantly asked if I could please comment on other people’s theories of everything. That could be Garrett Lisi’s E8 theory or Eric Weinstein’s geometric unity or Stephen Wolfram’s…Read More
Last year I was in San Francisco, a city known for its tech companies, steep hills, and fierce winds. Each day I’d run around the neighborhood and up through the park, ending with a spectacular…Read More
During the pandemic, I’ve been participating in weekly Zoom calls with former Peace Corps Volunteers who served with me in Nepal during the late 1960s. As among so many of my other friends,…Read More