Nicholas A Christakis' story in the NY Times is serious food for thought. Christakis starts "Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences" with the following: TWENTY-FIVE years ago, when I was a graduate student, there were departments of natural science that no longer exist today. Departments of anatomy, histology, biochemistry and physiology have disappeared, replaced by … Continue reading Boldly go Towards Collaboration
Here is an interesting new take on the nature of the tenure track that just came out from a (former) Assistant Professor at Harvard. In essence: Don't worry, be happy, work smart, and its not always necessary to answer your email right away. I would appreciate this article more if the author had not gotten … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy, and Get Tenure
Rex at savageminds.org has written a nice post "How to Explain Anthropology to a Physicist." The explanation applies equally to evolutionary psychologists, geneticists, and others who are likely to dabble in anthropology.