Thoughts on the Universe

1. The refusal to link our origins to 'lesser animals' stems from a deep-rooted, audacious pride in our species that is instilled by most religions. The sooner we understand that the universe is not a grand entertainment arena designed for us, that there is no designer who will watch over us and tide us through …

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Flickr photo view counts: an elementary analysis

I was taking a casual look at the number of views on my flickr photos, when I noticed something that should not appear very surprising: view counts are low for the first few days, then gradually grew to a higher region (around 100 for me). This idea came to me to actually plot the view …

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