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The Fishermen from El Palmar

One by one, the fishermen from El Palmar (Valencia) choose their fishing spots, also called redolins, as their names are called out by drawing lots. The first ones are the lucky ones—this year chance allows them to increase their benefits, since the chosen spots carry


Natural Selection of Cultural Selection

[caption id="attachment_1705" align="alignleft" width="200"] © J. Wagensberg[/caption] Some ideas are born and germinate in the mind but remain there, under contemplation, never making it out into the world to be tested. A few days ago, in a technology museum, I stood in front of an exhibit

Edward O. Wilson

Interview with Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson has been fascinated by nature ever since he was a child. He cannot imagine anything more amusing or appealing than the study of the complexity of any ecosystem on Earth. Some years ago, when he was a lecturer at Harvard University, Wilson used to tell his students to go for walk in campus and take a look at the ground.

Noam Chomsky

Interview with Noam Chomsky

Noam Avram Chomsky turned the field of linguistics upside down in 1957 when Syntactic Structures was published. He argued that the capacity for language acquisition is innate in humans.