Whom Do You Trust For Your Science, Health, and Education?

“School sucks, right? I mean you do what you can to improve it, but in the end, there’s a limit. Because it’s school. And ‘school sucks.’ Remember?” –Louis C.K. At every level, education always seems to be a hot button issue. Whether it’s in primary and secondary schools, where testing at every level is the … Read moreWhom Do You Trust For Your Science, Health, and Education?

Is College A Waste?

“You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him to think.” –Elbert Hubbard If you listened to some of the headlines accompanying a recent news story, you might conclude that College is a waste of time, money, and resources for practically everyone involved. The three links above have, as their headlines: $80,000 … Read moreIs College A Waste?

What is Science? What is Hype?

“The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.” –Stephen Jay Gould Tuesday, I talked about an alternative theory to cosmic inflation. Whereas cosmic inflation gives you a uniform, flat Universe, that’s the … Read moreWhat is Science? What is Hype?

Advising: What do you wish you knew when you just started College?

“You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You’ll never remember class time, but you’ll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don’t have. … Read moreAdvising: What do you wish you knew when you just started College?

“Your Theory Doesn’t Do Everything!” And That’s Okay.

“If we lived on a planet where nothing ever changed, there would be little to do. There would be nothing to figure out. There would be no impetus for science. And if we lived in an unpredictable world, where things changed in random or very complex ways, we would not be able to figure things … Read more“Your Theory Doesn’t Do Everything!” And That’s Okay.