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Francois Ascani
Surfer, oceanographer and a family man
Surfer, oceanographer and a family man
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Logic and intuition
«Logic forms a narrow channel through which intuition flows with vastly augmented force.» Jordan Ellenberg, How not to be wrong , Chapter How to be right

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So why does evolution does not explain everything, and especially culture
Here is summarized the conclusions drawn by Felipe Fernàndez-Armesto in his book "A Foot in the River": Basic to entente biology and history is the acknowledgement of three facts: that culture is not uniquely human; that the existence of culture depends on ...

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Uncertainty in science and the bridge to humanities
Felipe describes in his book "A Foot in the River" how, because so-called hard sciences opened the door that there is a limit to our knowledge, it also built a bridge toward humanities, the so-called soft sciences: At least two positive effects have ensued....

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No fear
A quote from Marie Curie referenced by Felipe Fernàndez-Armesto in his book "A Foot in the River": "There is nothing to be feared. It is only to be understood.

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Additional quotes from "A foot in the river" by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
"There is no reason for God and Darwin to be rival deities--except in the minds clouded by passion" Chapter 5, The Limits of Evolution The effort to invoke biology to explain history has failed because it is basically ill conceived. History, to quote a coll...

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Quotes from "A foot in the river" by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
"Maybe there no causes to know, or, at least, maybe much that happens is uncaused. Anyone who thinks that everything is explicable as the result of something else--who sees causation as the 'cement of the universe', making each event adhere closely to the n...

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August 30, 2011, Three's (Oahu South Shore)
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