Bose and His Statistics by G Venkataraman

By G Venkataraman

This publication describes a enormous discovery made by means of Satyendranath Bose. It additionally is helping the reader take a step nearer in knowing Bose—the scientist—and describes the occasions that encompass this intriguing discovery

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These horns were not necessarily weapons to battle T. rex with, as is so often portrayed. Horns, antlers, and many other features have evolved as ways for males to impress each other and attract females. All the diverse shapes of horns of African antelopes, for example, represent sexual selection on horn shape to establish dominance and lure prospective mates and suggest how the hardware of horned dinosaurs may have functioned in display. Dinosaurs may well have been flashy lovers. The great brontosaurs have been forever lifted out from their fictive warm ponds and tender water plants.

Carnegie Museum was a magnet to me as long as I lived in Pittsburgh.  R. (Eugene Rudolph) Eller, an invertebrate paleontologist who helped me identify some of the fossil invertebrates (mostly the shells of clamlike brachiopods and horn corals) that I had found in a hillside. Eller suggested guidebooks to the geology and fossils around Pittsburgh. He and other curators were enormously generous in sharing their time with interested kids. In high school I was allowed to work as a volunteer at the museum.

My father was a more interesting case. He too had been brought as a Catholic, but a Viennese one, which is to say, not very. He never tried to influence my beliefs, but he inevitably must have by his plainly nonpious example. At various times when I became a bit older, he told me that he was a pantheist, or someone who equates God with nature. He also said he agreed with deism, the idea that God started the universe but has left it to operate under natural laws since. These two are palpably not identical concepts, but they indicate his sense of a god of nature who is not a tinkerer in creation.

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