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Further reflections on funding criteria for science.

Indications are that some in Congress are rethinking funding criteria for science… though upon inspection those new criteria might not look all that different from the criteria in place now: requiring that (1) funded research contribute to the national welfare … Continue reading

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A change in funding criteria for NSF grants?

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has been a major player on the scientific scene since its founding in 1848[1]. For 165 years AAAS has been a force for (1) advances in knowledge and understanding that are … Continue reading

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The real world. No place for wishful thinking. Part 5. Reparations (by any other name)? Money is just the start.

In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. – Proverbs 18:17 When I posted Part 4 a week ago, I breathed a sigh of relief. I figured this string had run its course, … Continue reading

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Want to speak with one voice? Then be of one accord.

“… the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” – Jesus[1] “The thought is father to the deed.” – American proverb We meteorologists frequently find ourselves urged to speak with one voice. As the opening quotes remind us, unanimity … Continue reading

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Co-production of knowledge…the next big thing?

Returning to the current Congressional interest in criteria for funding research at NSF as well as other federal science agencies… Recall that the suggestion from the House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith is that …the NSF director… post on NSF’s … Continue reading

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The (first) Cuomo Sandy Commission makes its report.

This past Friday saw the release of a report: New York State 2100 Commission: Recommendations to Improve the Strength and Resilience of the Empire State’s Infrastructure. A rather remarkable timeline! Hurricane Sandy (sic: not worrying here overmuch about the nomenclature) … Continue reading

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