Category Archives: Notable/Quotable

The best article you will ever read on gay marriage

Masterful job.



Will the Junk Science of the Next Generation Science Standards fix this problem?

From Todd C. Frankel at the Washington Post, via a contributor to Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor.

U.S. millennials post ‘abysmal’ scores in tech skills test

“There was this test. And it was daunting… This exam, given in 23 countries, assessed the thinking abilities and workplace skills of adults. It focused on literacy, math and technological problem-solving. The goal was to figure out how prepared people are to work in a complex, modern society.”

“And U.S. millennials performed horribly.”

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I love it when a plan comes together

Bill Cosby

B ill Cosby

Well, at least now we know why Dr. Huxtable was an Ob-Gyn.

Instrument Driven Data Overload

We have discussed inductive and deductive science, now here is more to chew on, how excess instrumentation and data gathering can make science spin its wheels.

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David Gelernter is a Giant

I can’t say enough good things about David Gelernter to do him justice.

He is a treasure of Western Civ, a computer whiz, philosopher, writer, with a creative and inquisitive mind. He was bombed by the unabomber and recovered to be an inspiration. He is a devout Jew, a great patriot–an island of great achievement and virtue, who is wise and eloquent.

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Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson

Scientists have now finished going through the entire set of data. Continue reading