October 22, 2008
What I've been reading 2008.10.22
Can There Be 'Quantum Darwinism?' (Scientific Blogging)
Did you know there was such a thing as 'Quantum Darwinism'? Indeed there is, and it postulates the theory that quantum mechanical states are selected and reproduced.
The METI Dilemma: Will Detection by Extraterrestrial Life a Threat to Earth? (Daily Galaxy)
There has been some outrage recently over attempts to contact intelligent aliens, where instead of hiding in the corner and listening real hard some astronomers beamed intense directional messages up up and away.
American Dream a Biological Impossibility, Neuroscientist Says (Wired)
What if people are biologically unsuited for the American dream? The man posing that troubling question isn't just another lefty activist. It's Peter Whybrow, head of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA.
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