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Quality of Life Videos from the Norway conference:

* Lars Gule video

* Dag Hessen video

* David Sloan Wilson video

* Nina Witoszek video

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Follow this web link to see how we have worked with a religious school in Tampa to improve the educational experience for children. The article was written for RedefinED blog click here.

The Evolution Institute held their workshop Evolutionary Perspectives on Educational Research, Policy, and Practice that was funded by the American Educational Research Association. The organizers of the program were Science Advisory Board members Daniel Berch and David Geary. We will soon be posting the presentations and original short articles about some of the important issues that were discussed. For a recent article, click here.

Seshat Database

Why is there so much variation in the ability of different human societies to construct viable states and nurture productive economies? And why sometimes do states fail and economies crash? In their search for explanations, most economists and political scientists focus on current conditions. If history is considered at all, few look beyond the last 10 or 20 years. We have started to populate this ground-breaking work in quantifying historical research. Seshat, the Egyptian goddess of wisdom & knowledge, is the name of the database that forms the empirical foundation of this research. Click here. Let others know about this work.

Animation created by one of the Seshat editors, Thomas Currie and used by the Smithsonian Magazine about Peter Turchin's most recent article comparing the models prediction with the historical record about the spread of large complex societies.

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