Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

Evolution's new wrinkle: Proteins with cruise control provide new perspective (via VFR)
From Kevin R. C. Gutzman, Did somebody say “Democracy”?:

The idea that a polis should rule itself was called “eleutheria”—“freedom”—by the ancient Greeks, by the way. As the example of Sparta shows, freedom in the Greek sense did not necessarily have anything to do with democracy.
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