Daily Archives: June 27, 2012

Charles Darwin’s Cross-Paths

I am always amazed how much Darwin’s theory of evolution is now so central to biology; without it nothing really makes much sense. I am reading Eric Beinhocker’s marvelous extension of evolutionary theory to economics, ‘The Origins of Wealth‘. Yet, … Continue reading

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Peace in Northern Ireland: the Queen and Martin McGuinness Shake Hands

Well, I never expected to see the picture below: Martin McGuinness (1950-), former (we presume) head of the military branch of the Provisional Irish Republican Army  (IRA or PIRA as the British Army called it rather imperiously), now Deputy First … Continue reading

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