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My dad was a composer and a musician, but he never finished high school. Hi

My dad was a composer and a musician, but he never finished high school. His formal education was rather minimal from the standards of today's college graduates and Ph.D.'s, but he had a deep interest in questions of science and questions of the universe.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I object to a legal approach when settling questions of science or scientif

I object to a legal approach when settling questions of science or scientific behavior.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans belie

The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known - that human life begins at the moment of conception and, therefore, is entitled to legal protection from that point forward.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than s

Much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Our work on light bulbs wasn't an arbitrary mandate. We didn't just pick a

Our work on light bulbs wasn't an arbitrary mandate. We didn't just pick a standard out of the air, or look for a catchy sounding standard like 25 by 2025 not based in science or feasibility. Instead, we worked with both industry and environmental groups
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

It is the public that is illiterate in science and math, a lazy press, and

It is the public that is illiterate in science and math, a lazy press, and environmental advocacy groups that manufacture fear for misconceptions about energy.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Nature is not simply a technical or economical resource, and human beings a

Nature is not simply a technical or economical resource, and human beings are not mere numbers. To suggest that one can somehow align all the squabbling institutions of science, environmental management, government and diplomacy in an alliance of convenie
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Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the fac

Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

My dad grew up in a mud hut and studied by candlelight. He was 14 when he g

My dad grew up in a mud hut and studied by candlelight. He was 14 when he got a scholarship to Russia. He was super clever - the cleverest person. He landed in 5ft of snow, and was alone at 14, studying science and engineering. He didn't have a bed, and h
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Imagine how many women could excel in science if not for the pernicious myt

Imagine how many women could excel in science if not for the pernicious myth that science and math are a man's game. Likewise, fitness isn't defined by the Arnold Schwarzeneggers of the world.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one ano

Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I think the novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, li

I think the novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers. The novel receives streams of science, philosophy, poetry and contains all of these; it's not simply telling a story.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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