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S3E12: The History of Measurement: A Conversation with Derek Briggs

November 30, 2021 Greg Hancock & Patrick Curran Season 3 Episode 12
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S3E12: The History of Measurement: A Conversation with Derek Briggs
Show Notes

Patrick and Greg have an in-depth conversation with Derek Briggs, from the University of Colorado, about his new book exploring the fascinating and at times uncomfortable history of measurement and the people who helped develop methods we still use today. Along the way they also mention: outsourcing parenting, where do babies come from, hearing colors, teacher strikes, blowing things up, Morgan Freeman, penguins, driving students nuts, horrible people, quantitative imperatives, and cutting bait.