Links for Friday, December 21, 2007

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  • History House: The South Sea Bubble – “We here at History House would like to note that while its success rate is low, stupidity is probably the most-often used strategy in humanity’s playbook.
  • New York Times: Selection Spurred Recent Evolution, Researchers Say – “It was widely assumed that once people developed culture, they protected themselves from the environment and from the forces of natural selection. But people also had to adapt to the environments that their culture created, and the new analysis shows that evolution continued even faster than before.