A week of links


Jason Collins


April 13, 2013

Links this week:

  1. E.O. Wilson’s argument that great scientists don’t need math has already received plenty of responses. Wilson’s argument reminded me of one of Paul Krugman’s critiques of Stephen Jay Gould’s popular work, which were “literary confection” as they lacked math.

  2. A free webinar with Geoffrey Miller and others on What Every Marketer Should Know About the Nonconscious.

  3. Diane Coyle posts on a paper by Sergio Da Silva in which he argues that “economics fails to ground itself in the underlying knowledge provided by biology”.

  4. While researching a paper, I came across this 20 year-old piece by Jared Diamond on the isolation and technological regress of the Tasmanian aboriginals.