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Non-violent scientific discourse

Though there’s much in today’s news to discuss, on topics as diverse as disaster recovery and our (micro-) managed planet, two powerful forces compel me to offer today’s truncated post instead of some fuller, more complete discussion. The first?  My … Continue reading

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Social (science) notes from all over.

(With apologies to – and continuing admiration for – The New Yorker, which for decades had a column by this name.) While our backs have been turned, social scientists have been working on cool stuff. A sample, in no particular … Continue reading

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A new dimension to “science policy.”

Whenever the subject of science policy comes up, people are quick to tell you that there are two aspects to the subject. First up is policy for science. This generally refers to subjects such as federal budget outlays for science, … Continue reading

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Why (physical) science is hard.

In our household, growing up, math and physics were held in high regard. My mother had been a math major in college; my father was a Ph.D. mathematician, by turns a professor and then a researcher in government and the … Continue reading

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