This week, I’m (virtually) attending the annual meeting of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), one of the largest gatherings of folks doing the day-to-day work of public health in the United States. Each day there are hundreds of talks and posters about investigations, research, and applied science that will never make headlines.
We haven’t talked about a movie in a while, and since I’ve written before about Mary Anning, it seemed appropriate to discuss the recent film Ammonite based on her life.
What do all of these items have in common? To me, they all demonstrate a human tendency to more readily engage with human forms of intelligence and agency.
Still, one of my goals for this series was to give you a glimpse of science in real-time, and having to adjust plans based on what is possible is all part of how science gets done. So we’ll push on.
Last week we had a chance to try some password puzzles. All of them involved different variations of exploration and feedback. Some of the variations made the challenge harder than others; hopefully if you had a chance to play that became apparent. I wanted to help build some intuition for how widely the difficulty can […]