• Aug 10, 2022

    The burden of knowledge

    Some people argue that most easy great ideas have been plucked already and great discoveries are more and more difficult to come by. My take on this is that over the past century there has been a decreasing number of marketable innovations. These days is very difficult to sell ideas and one usually needs to buy - hire the person/team that holds the IP. I recently found a paper that formalizes this idea using the concept of knowledge burden.

  • Feb 6, 2022

    Evolution and identity

    A recent study investigates the relation between evolution acceptance and evolution knowledge using largish numbers of students (mostly enrolled in biology related university programs) from many European countries. The authors are European researchers from many universities, supported by EU funding.

  • Nov 4, 2020

    What to do for education with 50M dollars?

    Recently I saw the new Raspberry Pi 400 personal computer and wondered how could be used in education.

  • Oct 13, 2020

    Voters and pyramid of ages

    Some Fermi estimates of population structure suggest that 2020 is a turning point in Romanian politics.