Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Tribute to Utah’s Slot Canyons

Hidden in BYU/Magazine (Fall 2013) is an article about special education professor Katie Sampson Steed and her interest in Utah’s slot canyons (some so narrow your shoulders hit both canyon walls).  Her three favorite Utah hikes are: The Subway, a 10-mile hike … Continue reading

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Eugenics, Mormonism, Transhumanism, and John A. Widtsoe

Eugenics is the theory and practice of improving the genetic quality of humans.  It has two major components: the improvement of human genetic traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of people with desired traits (positive eugenics) and the reduced … Continue reading

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Sorting Internet Data to find Good Data

by Allen Leigh, contributor The Internet is a valuable source of information. With a few clicks or touches, a person can find information that formally was available only through hours of searching in libraries and technical journals. However, data found … Continue reading

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“Elements,” New Monumental Artwork in Green River, UT

Another monumental sculptural piece (or land art) now graces the town of Green River, Utah. This enigmatic work–titled “Elements”–is near another cryptic piece titled “The Ratio.” Both are the work of artist Andrew Rogers and were financed by Herbert Steiner, … Continue reading

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More on Lars Peter Hansen’s Economic Research

by Amir Yaron, Professor of Finance, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania Lars Peter Hansen could, in my mind, have won the Nobel in any one of the following three different categories: Econometrics—the statistical methodologies used to study economics; macro and specifically … Continue reading

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Lars Peter Hansen’s Economic Research

The Generalized Method of Moments Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, University of Chicago The Generalized Method of Moments—a key contribution for which Lars Peter Hansen shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics—is an elegant and powerful statistical method … Continue reading

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Literal Intrepretations of the Scriptures

by Allen Leigh, contributor I believe that a basic reason why some people feel there are conflicts between science and religion is because those persons interpret the scriptures literally in attempts to have the scriptures give the “how” of creation … Continue reading

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