More or less based on a true story.
Ever been called a "jack of all trades, master of none"? The world loves to elevate specialists, people who drill deep into a single topic. Those people are great. But there's a place for generalists too, argues David Epstein. Jacks of all trades are often more successful than specialists. And he's got science to back it up. We talk with Epstein about his latest book, "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World".
Maybe I was just unlucky with where I studied, but the windows reminded me of a prison.
I apologize to the mathematicians that may be offended. Don’t worry, my research problems are probably just as well known!
I previously posted line art and a radio interview in which I spoke about the America the Beautiful quarter I designed for Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. I’m excited that this quarter has now been released into circulation. Keep an eye out for shiny quarters in your change, my friends! Here is an image of the quarter’s reverse (the side I designed), which was engraved by Renata Gordon: The U.S. Mint created this…
I aspire to be the student on the right, but I know myself well enough to admit that my reaction is usually the one on the left.
I wonder if teachers play a mental game of seeing who can hang on in the lecture the longest.
At least I didn’t show up with just a lab coat!
“We can’t skip the mathematics. It’s the most important part!” “If that was true, why didn’t my book mention any of that?”
Continuing with this year’s #Inktober project: A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites. Here’s where to find Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3. You can also follow along on my Instagram and Twitter, @FlyingTrilobite. The popular *Plaice discus*, from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites. These are often brightly painted by children in class #STEAM projects. “Asaphus dimorphia is a cliff-dwelling ptero-trilobite. It tends to stay hidden in dry grasses and has a chalky residue.”…