Monthly Archives: July 2004

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Tangled Bank #6

Welcome to the 6th edition of Tangled Bank. The entries range from evolutionary psychology to immunology; from bellicose birds to bollocks. First, Jon Christensen of Conservation News writes about Enriqueta Velarde’s work with Heermann’s Gulls and Elegant Terns and their relationship to anchovies and spring sardines. Christenson suggests that, indeed, Predicting Fisheries is for the Birds (scroll-down to Wednesday, June 16, 2004 entry). Next, can our Pleistocene minds explain the failure of students (contra Piaget) to achieve formal operational abilities such as prepositional logic, inductive logic, hypothesis testing, and reasoning about proportions, combinations, probabilities, and correlations? Jeremy E. C. Genovese […]