Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wade Davis, Zombies, the Inuit and the Shit Knife, Louis Riel, and Canadian History

Wade Davis is an ethnobotanist, someone who studies human cultures and their interactions with the plants around them, and anthropologist (he studies people, psychoactive plants, and is explorer in residence for National Geographic. Could there BE a cooler resume?). I … Continue reading

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Historiometry

A friend and I were having an interesting talk recently, which at the time I thought probably had a simple answer, but after which I couldn’t find one. My friend was asking about geniuses, and how he wondered if indeed … Continue reading

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