• Paleontology Meets Computing
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    Paleontology Meets Computing

    Hello. After seven year old Philip saw the Jurassic Park movie, he had a dream of seeing a real dinosaur one day. The world’s most famous paleontologist, Jack Horner, is now 70 years old, but he has the same dream. But how can we recreate the dinosaur if we don’t know its genome? Jack Horner was shy and introverted when he was growing up. He progressed so slowly in reading and mathematics that other kids called him dumb. However, his high school project on dinosaurs won the science fair and he was admitted to the University of Montana. However, after failing five consecutive quarters, he dropped out. Fortunately for Horner,…

  • Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!
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    Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!

    [MUSIC] We need to get something straight. Evolution by natural selection is a theory. So is climate change. But people keep saying that like it’s a bad thing… [MUSIC] I get it, I understand your frustration. We’re all searching for ultimate hashtag #truth, and complex, challenging ideas don’t always fit nice and neatly in our brains. But what is truth? Are there different levels of truth? Are some truths truthier than others? I don’t know. But I do know this: Science is the absolute best tool we have for understanding how the universe works, and theory is not a 4-letter word. If we’re going to trust science together, the least…