Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Il nome della rosa
I finished The Name of the Rose today; am still exhausted from the effort. To counteract it, I have Portnoy's Complaint at home (there is a similar amount of sex and guilt in both - Benedictine monks and New Jersey Jews are more alike than you'd expect!) but first must study for my first exam since I started the program. Never realized evolution would have so much *math* in it - not that I have a problem with math, but it did come as a surprise. It's like those bumper stickers that say "Ecology is as simple as [some complicated formula for biodiversity measurement]". I need a bumper sticker that says "Evolution is as simple as f_t+1 = [1/2N + (1-1/2N)f_t](1-u)^2".