John McCreery's Blog – December 2010 Archive (4)

'Nature and Nurture' Researchers Win Prize

The title of this post is the title of a news item in the 10 December, 2010 issue of Science magazine. According to this item, the husband-and-wife team Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffit, who have joint appointments at Duke University in the U.S.A. and King's College London, have been awarded the 1 million Swiss franc Klaus J. Jacob's Research Prize for their longitudinal study of New Zealanders linking genetic mutations with violence and depression while also "showing that environmental… Continue

Added by John McCreery on December 22, 2010 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Yes, We Kant

Keith Hart has, several times since I joined OAC, urged us to look deeper into anthropology's history and consider the anthropology of Immanuel Kant. I must confess that I have resisted this suggestion, anticipating a head-banging encounter with Kantian critical philosophy. Today, however, having a bit of time on my hands and procrastinating from getting to work on other tasks, I turned to Questia to see what I would find if I searched for "Kant anthropology." At the top of the list of works…


Added by John McCreery on December 17, 2010 at 7:21am — 11 Comments

Hot Off the Presses: U.S.A. Science Now Third in the World

Science, November 19, 2010, p. 1032

"A new analysis of the U.S. research base by Thompson Reuters points to an increasing concentration of academic research....The…

Added by John McCreery on December 5, 2010 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

"Knowing" in art, design and science


Added by John McCreery on December 5, 2010 at 10:09am — 3 Comments


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