El Ninos causing tropical civil wars is bovine scatology.

And Scientific American has become a sad shell of a once-brilliant publication.

caleb b

I made several comments on the chicken coup blog regarding chicken cognizant levels. It’s quite clear that I was ignorant and wrong to claim that chickens do not have emotions. I mentioned bees as an example of a non-cognizant animal and apparently I was likely wrong about that too. I publicly acknowledge that I was wrong and withdraw my statements.


There is a missing apostrophe in "Surgeons". It should be "Surgeons' cells", not "Surgeons cells".

Ian Kaye

What did the Freakonomics team think of the El Nino article? Are they right to conclude that the years with El nino weather patterns are in fact more likely to have civil unrest?

Thanks and regards