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Ecologically Orientated: Rough and Ready

In the fall of 1849, the “Rough and Ready Company” of emigrants, under Captain Townsend, composed of some dozen men, from Shellsburg, Wisconsin, arrived by the Truckee route at a point on Deer Creek near the mouth of Slate Creek; …

2017-04-15 19:38   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Flo

Filed under: Awesome

2017-02-25 23:51   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: I must go where it’s quiet

Great version of this classic, by Marco van den Berg: Farewell Angelina, Bob DylanFiled under: Music, Poetry

2017-01-31 02:49   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Behind the face of need

A man conceived a moment’s answers to the dream Staying the flowers, daily sensing all the themes As a foundation left to create the spiral aim All movement regained and regarded both the same All complete in the sight of …

2017-01-08 19:24   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: When it happens to you

Well she was old enough, to know better And she was strong enough, to be true And she was hard enough, to know whether He was smart enough, to know what to do And you can’t resist it When it …

2017-01-02 01:12   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Bells, via guitar

Merry Christmas everyone. Filed under: Music

2016-12-25 01:31   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Find it on your own

Say goodbye, you know it’s true I know you’re leavin’ me–I’m leavin’ too You won’t forget me, or the sound of my name Please believe, I feel the same It seems so empty now–you’ve closed the door Ain’t it hard …

2016-12-15 23:20   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: I am the ride

I awoke and someone spoke–they asked me in a whisper If all my dreams and visions had been answered I don’t know what to say–I never even pray I just feel the pulse of universal dancers They’ll waltz me till …

2016-12-02 17:35   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Nobody knows

Nobody knows about what’s going on With the wood and the steel, the flesh and the bone The river keeps flowing and the grass still grows And the spirit keeps going, but nobody knows Poets they come and the poets …

2016-11-17 16:11   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: What’s his name again?

Yeah, it happens when the money comes: The wild and poor get pushed aside It happens when the money comes Buyers come from out of state They raise the rent and you can’t buy Buyers come from out of state …

2016-11-09 13:39   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: SABR-toothed

Well they’ve been running around on the flat expanses of the early Holocene lake bed with impressively large machines, whacking down and gathering the soybeans and corn. This puts dirt clods on the roads that cause one on a road …

2016-10-31 20:45   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: The same thing that I want today…

Well I’m sailing away my own true love I’m sailing away in the morning Is there somethin’ I can send you from across the sea From the place that I’ll be landin’ No there’s nothin’ you can send me, my …

2016-10-28 20:36   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Natural selection, genetic fitness and the role of math–part two

I’ve been thinking some more about this issue–the idea that selection should tend to favor those genotypes with the smallest temporal variations in fitness, for a given mean fitness value (above 1.00). It’s taken some time to work through this …

2016-10-24 19:14   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: On natural selection, genetic fitness and the role of math

I really am not quite sure what to make of this one. Last week at the blog Dynamic Ecology it was argued that natural selection behaves like a “risk-averse” money investor. That is, assuming that fitness varies over time (due …

2016-10-21 21:23   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: The memo from above

Late last week a useful memo came down from the powers that be here at The Institute that I thought might prove informative regarding the inner workings of a powerful think tank, which The Institute most certainly is, in spades. …

2016-10-03 20:35   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Recognition For Review

I just found out that the second annual Peer Review Week is well underway. There are several online articles on the topic, perhaps best found via Twitter searches using #RecognizeReview or #PeerRevWk16, or via links at the link above. This …

2016-09-22 19:16   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Too many memories

I remember this town, with a girl by my side And a love seldom found, in this day and time And it gets melancholy, every now and again When you let your mind go, and it drifts way back when …

2016-09-12 22:41   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: In my back door someday

The Seldom Scene’s, rippin’ version of this traditional classic, and I do mean rippin’. Not sure of the vintage but it’s early Scene.Filed under: American History, Music

2016-09-11 16:36   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: “Why the Americans Are More Addicted to Practical Than to Theoretical Science”

Those who cultivate the sciences among a democratic people are always afraid of losing their way in visionary speculation. They mistrust systems; they adhere closely to facts and the study of facts with their own senses. As they do not …

2016-09-05 18:48   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Does the Poisson scale up?

I often get obsessed with certain topics, especially statistical and mathematical ones. Lately I’ve been thinking about the Poisson distribution a lot, as it figures heavily in analyses of random populations, and thus also in assessing deviations therefrom, a topic …

2016-08-30 00:28   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: You know that I would

If I could light the darkness around your heart You know that I would If I could stop this world and make a brand new start You know that I would And I’d build you up a house in just …

2016-08-18 00:02   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Twitter science

Discussing science on the internet can be interesting at times, even on Twitter, which seems to have been designed specifically to foster misunderstanding by way of brevity. Here are two examples from my week. Early in the week, Brian Brettschneider, …

2016-08-13 20:28   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: “We live in a Chi-square society due to political correctness”

So, without getting into the reasons, I’m reading through the entry in the International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science on “Statistical Fallacies: Misconceptions and Myths”, written by one “Shlomo Sawilowsky, Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit MI, USA”. Within the entry, 20 …

2016-07-25 20:52   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Adjusting the various contentions of the elements

General views of the Fashioned, be it matter aggregated into the farthest stars of heaven, be it the phenomena of earthly things at hand, are not merely more attractive and elevating than the special studies which embrace particular portions of …

2016-07-19 23:58   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: Warner, 1833

Just one reason why I will never tire of reading history and exploration, extracted from: Anonymous (1891). A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California. Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago IL. Colonel J. J. Warner, now of Los Angeles, a member …

2016-07-18 01:45   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: On clustering, part five

This post constitutes a wrap-up and summary of this series of articles on clustering data. The main point thereof is that one needs an objective method for obtaining evidence of meaningful groupings of values (clusters) in a given data set. …

2016-07-16 22:03   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: On clustering, part four

I have not written any post, or series thereof, in which I had more questions or made me think more precisely about purposes and products of statistical approaches/algorithms, than this one. I’m finding this topic of statistical clustering of multivariate …

2016-06-13 22:42   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: On throwing a change up when a fastball’s your best pitch

Sports are interesting, and one of the interesting aspects about them, among many, is that the very unlikely can sometimes happen. The Louisville Cardinals baseball team went 50-14 this year through the regular season and first round (“regional”) of the …

2016-06-13 02:02   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: On clustering, part three

It’s not always easy to hit all the important points in explaining an unfamiliar topic and I need to step back and mention a couple of important but omitted points. The first of these is that we can estimate the …

2016-05-27 00:52   Click to comment

Ecologically Orientated: On clustering, part two

In part one of what has quickly developed into an enthralling series, I made the points that (1) at least some important software doesn’t provide a probability value for cluster outputs, and (2) that while it’s possible to cluster any …

2016-05-22 19:05   Click to comment

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