URS Uncle Reggie Stories: Genius is genius: the genius of genius Reggie 叔叔的故事:天才就是天才: 天才中的天才

Through life we have at times encountered geniuses, or heard about geniuses in history. With modern media, we often can witness geniuses, in action on YouTube or Facebook, or described in popular magazines. But have you ever wondered where geniuses come from? How come they are geniuses? 生活中我们经常会遇到天才,或者听闻过去的天才传说。在优酷、脸书或者流行杂志等现代传媒上,我们也可以见到天才。但是你是否想过天才从何而来?他们是怎样成为天才的?   You could say, “I know a genius when I see one.”…

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Uncle Reggie stories URS: My tonsils are vestigial?
Uncle Reggie 的故事:我的扁桃体是残留器官吗?Sonic翻译

Vestigial means something that is left over somehow from the past. There was at a time, not too long ago, when tonsils and appendixes were considered as “second class organs.” “Take them out” was a common surgeon’s cry; “they are of no value anyway.” At that time, many organs in the body such as the appendix and tonsils were considered…

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Jubilant mama ape story
欢腾雀跃的猿猴妈妈
(Grace 翻译)

The whole ape village came out in great celebration. A new super ape had just been born to the most beautiful female ape. All the apes were dancing, jumping and whooping it up. Mama ape was just beaming with joy. Nothing like this had ever happened in this village, or anywhere else. 整个村子的猿猴都出来庆祝了。 最漂亮的猿猴妈妈刚生了一只“超级猿猴宝宝” 。 所有的猴子们跳舞欢呼。猴妈妈只是微笑着,心里充满喜悦。这样的事情在这个村里或是其他任何地方都从未发生过。 Suddenly mama ape frowned.…

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Great Signatures: John Hancock and IM Pei
John Hancock 和贝聿铭的精彩签名
(Sonic 翻译)

IM Pei is very famous. But who is John Hancock? Or maybe you know Mr. Hancock, and ask, “who is IM Pei?” 贝聿铭家喻户晓,但不知John Hancock何许人也;或许你知道Mr. Hancock,却不认识贝聿铭。 Americans instinctively know when someone asks them for a “John Hancock,” but most non-Americans might be perplexed. John Hancock was a signer of the Constitution of the United States. He was not a great man…

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Logic and Design: How logical are we?
逻辑与设计:我们是否合乎逻辑?
(Daisy Wang翻译)

I have been personally involved for decades in writing medical grant proposals, receiving grant awards, advising others on grant writing, and reviewing proposals, and I can safely say that probably I have been involved in more than 1000 grant proposals. And what is glaringly obvious is that grants hinge critically on excellent logic and design, without which the grant proposal…

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Mystery of Language (Part B): Where Does Language Come From?

English Chinese Bilingual English URS Mystery of Language. B Where does language come from? Continued from Part A Language fascination………… Yes, I am fascinated by language. But where did language come from?? Realistically, it is not even possible to imagine how language or it’s “precursors” could ever transition, from fish to man, in any way, shape or form. No matter…

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Mystery of Language (Part A)

Bilingual Bilingual URS Mystery of Language Part A: My fascination with language 曾叔叔故事: 语言的奥秘(上): 语言令我着迷 (Dixia 翻译) I have a great fascination with language. My first language was, strangely, English, because of my American born mother, but I learned to also speak Chaozhou, Cantonese, Mandarin, and finally, Hakka (Kejia), in that order. I learned to speak the first 3 in…

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