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A recent post by thoughtful, charismatic, and talented friend Scicurious on how the “system” of science training failed her, but should have failed her sooner has gotten me thinking a lot about my role in the science “system.” Sci’s argument … Continue reading
First, a few of my beliefs, to clarify the provocative title and scare quotes: Our society doesn’t react strongly enough to the subtle racism, sexism, and generic cruelty experienced by minorities in many communities. The reaction to the specific situation … Continue reading
This is my 100th blog post, and I thought it might be fun to return to a point near the beginning of my time in science writing and communication, the summer after my junior year in high school, when I … Continue reading
This chapter deals with an enduring theme in my own thoughts, and a tension between the practice of science and the limits of the human mind. Those pieces of evidence which we naturally find convincing do not do real work … Continue reading
Ok, let me begin by saying how much I love the New York Review of Books. You should totally subscribe to it. It is generally great content, and they make a lot of it free online to free loaders like … Continue reading