Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday Wordage, a pleasing acronym

I am WEIRD, I found out in an article about gut microbiota.  You who are reading this are also, most likely, WEIRD. 

WEIRD, of course, stands for Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic, and describes the culture in which most all of us here are immersed.  And appropriately, for discussions of anything having to do with human society or ecology, WEIRD people are weird, compared with the totality of humans in the world and in history.  So, a good acronym:  catchy and meaningful.

1 comment:

  1. / echoing a sentiment from many of your students...? :P