Currently, the big hubub in the scientific community, the one everyone is talking about, is the March for Science. Essentially, scientists, and people who value scientific inquiry, around the world will gather to protest the degradation of science in the current political climate. It maintains special resonance as the march will be tomorrow, Earth Day,… Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Marching for Science
It’s really not fair.
I’m sure most of you know about the Ebola outbreak that is occurring in West Africa, particularly at the tripoint of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. I was alerted to an article in the New York Times recently which had a sort of incidence map of the areas in which there were confirmed and suspected… Continue reading A Lesson in How NOT to Draw Incidence Maps
Roger Ebert has just died. This is a terrible shame. I remember, even as a child, just how important those reviews were from Siskel and Ebert. I can even remember a specific movie advertisement (but unfortunately not the movie) touting the famous words “Siskel and Ebert give it two thumbs up.” As a teenager, I… Continue reading We Lost One of the Great Ones