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Contingency vs. Conspiracy

A recent set of studies reminds us that we use telos and conspiracy theories to control our anxiety over what really seems to rule the world: contingency. This at Miller-McCune: A research team led by social psychologist Daniel Sullivan of the … Continue reading

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Selfish Leaves: Why Do Maple Trees Rush to Such Vivid Reds in Autumn?

Not for human pleasure. Think Darwin. The Washington Post today on the subject: There are two contending ideas. One is that the red pigments are somehow involved in a Dunkirk-like operation mounted each fall in which the tree salvages useful chemical … Continue reading

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