“Geography, sir, is ruinous in its effects on the lower classes. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are comparatively safe, but geography invariably leads to revolution.”
(1879 testimony before a Select Committee of the House of Commons, London, England, regarding expenditures of the London School Board)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Geographers Had Predicted Osama's Possible Whereabouts
Map of Probability Model of Osama bin Laden’s location.Source: MIT International Review
I just received the e-mail below from Jenn Brisbane - thanks for sending! I had seen something about this when it was first published in 2009.But it is good to see it again, in light of the events of the past few days. Leave it to those geography students!
“You may have already seen this - interesting how the students were able to apply a theory used in ecosystem geography to help predict bin laden's location. Reminds me of the probabilistic modeling we did in your environmental modeling class!”