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counting things is hard – ATOMs #18-4

Counting things in hard. I think the first time I heard the quote was from @tdhopper, and though I couldn’t find the original, I did find a recent related tweet. “What’s in a name? that which we call a data scientist / By any other name would count as many words.” (Shakespeare) — Tim Hopper […]

data on killing

This observation by scientists in On Killing is oft ignored by society.1 Kruck’s 1972 research describes scenes from the animal kingdom that show that senseless and wanton killing does occur. These include the slaughter of gazelles by hyenas, in quantities way beyond their need or capacity to eat, or the destruction of gulls that could […]