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 I had a long and persistent dream of the Mordell's equation: y^2=x^3+k; where k is an integer. For a given k how ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 22 hours ago
 The material quoted here and in the last RT are a good example of: मूर्खप्रोत्साहनान् मूर्खत्वम् इदम् एव मूर्खपरम्प… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
 RT @Sarvadamana: In that case we *may* find archaeological evidence for flying vimanas and ancient nuclear astra's too 😁 https://t.co/3vd5v… 1 day ago
 A great fear of the mantravAdins was also put into the marUnamattas due to the abhichAra. A Mogol commander Munaw… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
 A sense of number or even basic magnitude is mostly lacking in the first responder from the media in the desh: no d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
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1859 CE and beyond: Some reflections
The yuga between 1800 CE and 1900 CE saw a remarkable change in our understanding of the world at many levels. It is not that some of these ideas did not exist long before that time but they came together … Continue reading
Posted in History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged biologists, biology, entropy, evolution, gravity, physics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics
Pattern formation in coupled map lattices with the circle map, tanh map, and Chebyshev map
The coupled map lattices (CMLs), first defined by Kunihiko Kaneko around the same time Wolfram was beginning to explore cellular automata, combine features of cellular automata with chaotic maps. The simplest CMLs are defined on a one dimensional lattice with … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged cellular automata, chaos, CML, coupled map lattice, dynamics, evolution, oscillators
A note on tales of fratricide, warfare, cannibalism and incest
The Osman conqueror of Constantinople, MehmetII, bothered by the civil wars his predecessors had to fight to take the throne, institutionalized the system of fratricide. In this system, the rival brothers of the sultan, who took the throne, were all … Continue reading
Posted in History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged ants, biological warfare, biology, combat, developmental biology, evolution, fratricide, hymenopterans, males, sexratio, wasps
The upper story in a few pictures
We have always held that there is no substitute to the knowledge gained from handling real data. It is always superior to one gained from mere reading without reproducing or selfinvestigation. Hence, we have endeavored to play with various objects … Continue reading
Posted in Scientific ramblings
Tagged Ape, ape behavior, Archaic Homo sapiens, brain size, cranial capacity, evolution, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo sapiens, man, Monkey, Neanderthals, primate
Some elementary lessons from iterative fractal maps
The famous Sierpinski gasket was one of the first fractals we wrote code for when we got access to a computer. It impressed us enormously that an intricate object with selfsimilarity over all scales could be generated by a rather … Continue reading
Posted in art, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged biology, developmental biology, evodevo, evolution, fractal, fractals, geometry, mathematics, recreational geometry, recursion, science, temple
Tyrannosaurs of the south redux: megaraptorans as tyrannosaurs?
Shortly after we had reached the mlechChaland we read an abstract of a presentation in a meeting on vertebrate paleontology where Argentinian scientists reported the discovery of a large theropod (~6m long) with huge claws. At that point those claws … Continue reading
A brief note on haramiyidans and the Mesozoic radiation of the mammals
Mammals have a longer history in the “age of the dinosaurs” (Mesozoic) than in the “age of the mammals” (Cenozoic). However, much of the Mesozoic history of the mammals remains obscure, not in small part due to the fact that … Continue reading
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Tagged Arboroharamiya, brasilodonts, Damino acid, defensin, docodonts, early mammals, eucynodonts, evolution, haramiyidan, Juramaia, Jurassic, mammals, Megaconus, multituberculates, platypus, Rugosodon, spur, synapsids, Triassic, triconodonts, tritylodonts, venom