"How do you tell the difference between a sea change and a ripple in the water? Could a nonviolent baboon be sign of things to come? Or is it just a flukey outlier from the norm? What about a man in a dress? Or a fox without vicious urges? Is there ever really even a norm? In this hour of Radiolab, we examine three stories that re-frame our sense of normalcy" From http://blogs.wnyc.org/radiolab/2009/10/19/new-normal/
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"Radiolab dedicates this hour to an exploration of numbers. Those pesky little things on the chalkboard. Where do they come from and what do they really do for us? We bring you stories on how they confuse us, connect us, and reveal secrets about us."
In this hour of Radiolab: reframing our ideas about normalcy.
Evolution results from the ability of organisms to change. But how do you tell the difference between a sea change and a ripple in the water? Is a peacenik baboon, a man in a dress, or a cuddly fox a sign of things to come? Or just a flukey outlier from the norm? And is there ever really a norm?
"In this hour of Radiolab, we take several different looks at that moment when we slip from life … to the other side. Is it even a moment? If it is a moment, when is that moment? And what happens afterward? It’s a show of questions that don’t have easy answers. So, in a slight departure from our regular format, we bring you eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die." From http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/