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Restoring Science – and Democracy

In a New York Times essay “Elevating Science, Elevating Democracy,” Dennis Overbye ponders the significance of President Obama’s inaugural promise to “restore science to its rightful place.” Overbye believes that “Science is not a monument of received Truth but something … Continue reading

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Slay Riding to Oblivion

Slate has an article – The Digital Slay-Ride – that discusses the ways modern technology is revolutionizing our lives. As Jack Shafer notes: Folks giggled at Wired founder Louis Rossetto’s bombastic formulation in 1993 that the “digital revolution is whipping … Continue reading

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Reality Isn’t What It Used To Be

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. ~Philip K. Dick The world would probably be a lot better off if people weren’t so smug about their sense of reality. Regardless of nationality, religion or … Continue reading

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