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Was Sir Tim Hunt treated fairly? Are humans 'walking dead'? Should we fear facial recognition technology? Why men are better at maths

The allegedly ‘sexist’ remarks made by Sr Tim Hunt, Nobel Prize winner, led to his resignation from several posts within days and his career is in shreds. 187 more words


Are We Doomed?

My two favorite columnists, David Brooks and Ross Douthat, have now weighed in on Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, here and here. While both give Francis high marks for bravely tackling the subject, and both appreciate his wonderful personal qualities, neither one of them sees the encyclical very favorably. 672 more words


Polypharmacology in Drug Design

By Steven Fletcher

In 1906, Paul Ehrlich had a dream. He proposed the concept of a single drug to treat a disease with no side effects, which he referred to as “ 444 more words

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Barbara Kay: It's amazing anyone still takes Paul Ehrlich's doomsday predictions seriously

I was quite unnerved this morning to read that a scientist had predicted the earth might be once again coming to an end in a… 760 more words

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Threat of the sixth mass extinction is real - and it is here, now!

That is the bad news at the center of a new study by a group of scientists including Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

A new report from Stanford claims that we’re well into the 6th great mass extinction event in the earth’s history.

From livescience:

That means the number of species that went extinct in the past 100 years would have taken 11,400 years to go extinct under natural extinction rates, the researchers said.

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"Mad Professor" Ehrlich cries wolf again

Paul Ehrlich will probably be remembered as being the professor who has been more wrong, more often than any other.

To be proved spectacularly wrong , time after time, is apparently a prime qualification for “mad professors” to remain employed. 863 more words