monkey's uncle

notes on human ecology, population, and infectious disease

monkey's uncle header image

Entries Tagged as 'science writing'

Thoughts on Black Swans and Antifragility

December 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments · science, Statistics

I have recently read the latest book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile. I read his famous The Black Swan a while back while in the field and wrote lots of notes. I never got around to posting those notes since they were quite telegraphic (and often not even electronic!), as they were written in the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ······

On Global State Shifts

July 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Climate Change, Human Ecology

This is a edited version of a post I sent out to the E-ANTH listserv in response to a debate over a recent paper in Nature and the response to it on the website “Clear Science,” written by Todd Meyers. In this debate, it was suggested that the Barnosky paper is the latest iteration of […]

[Read more →]

Tags: