Month: July 2021

Giannis Antetokounmpo And The Fragility of Outcomes

At the age of 25, Giannis Antetokounmpo had won the NBA’s defensive player of the year award and the NBA’s most valuable player award twice. In both of his MVP seasons, Giannis and his team, the Milwaukee Bucks, were dominant during the regular season, but for both years they had disappointing losses early in the …

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Local Maxima

This is Andrew’s dad writing.  Andrew is taking a brief vacation from blogging, but he will be back. The genetic mechanisms that govern species adapting to new conditions is a powerful concept.  In addition to its influence as an explanation for how human beings came to be, it has inspired programmers looking for imaginative ways …

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