Category Archives: Notable/Quotable

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

Interior Secretary Nominee ‘Not Proud’ of ‘Commuting Footprint’ of REI Employees

Sally Jewel is another goofy enviro. Continue reading

Charlie Daniels: ‘Nanny state policies of Obama [will end in] chaos and bloodshed’

Echoes Thomas Jefferson’s sentiments. Continue reading

Former Obama ‘car czar’ likens Paul Krugman’s economic analysis to climate change denial

“[T]o me, being a debt denier is the same thing as being a climate change denier.” Continue reading

A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform

To survive professionally, scientists feel the need to publish as many papers as possible, and to get them into high-profile journals. And sometimes they cut corners or even commit misconduct to get there. Continue reading