The formal Darwinism project

[From time to time the Editors at Scientia Salon select an interesting paper from the primary scientific or philosophical literature to highlight for a broader public. These posts simply include the abstract of the paper and a few choice quotations, occasionally accompanied by brief editorial comments. The idea is to developĀ an appreciation for what front … Continue reading The formal Darwinism project

Measuring skulls, hereditarianism, and what data is for

by Joshua Banta, Jonathan Kaplan and Massimo Pigliucci Why would the popular media be interested in a story about a historical argument surrounding measurement techniques and statistical summaries of human skull volumes? A technical scientific paper published by Lewis et al. in the journal PLoS Biology a few years ago [1] was just that, and … Continue reading Measuring skulls, hereditarianism, and what data is for