Category Archives: Personal

Missing In Action

It seems to me…. “It is known that wildfires behave unpredictably – this is fundamental – but it is my experience that humans in the presence of wildfire are also likely to behave in aberrant and unpredictable ways.”  ~ Michael … Continue reading

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The Cloud, Big Data, And Employment

It seems to me…. “Big Data is just that – big. But, it’s a term that is largely misunderstood and difficult to explain.” ~ Rick Smolan[1]. Computing is a powerful general-purpose technology responsible for creative/destructive transformations in production organization, product … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrencies

It seems to me…. “Cryptocurrencies in general give us a stable medium through which we can communicate our information about values and prices in a way that no government mandarin can distort or usurp. For the predators who have used … Continue reading

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Gun Control And Common Sense

It seems to me…. “Yes, people pull the trigger – but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.” ~ Eliot Spitzer[1]. Let me preface my statements with the admission that … Continue reading

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Liberal/Conservative Tax Policies

It seems to me…. “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity.  The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more.”  ~ Jill Lepore[1]. Tax reform recently approved by Congress, though long overdue, while correcting … Continue reading

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Science Skepticism

It seems to me…. “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.” ~ Isaac Asimov[1]. … Continue reading

Posted in Beliefs, Climate Change, Denial, Environment, Facts, Gödel, Incompleteness Theorem, Intellectualism, Kurt Gödel, Lamar Smith, Office of Technology Assessment, OTA, Personal, Religious, Science, Septicism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Art Of Writing

It seems to me…. “Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. … Continue reading

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