Monthly Archives: April 2011

Scientific fraud

I’ve been reading the book “Plastic Fantastic: How the biggest fraud in physics shook the scientific world” by Eugenie Samuel Reich.  From the early 90s until 2004, Jan Henrick Schön falsified data about electrical measurements on organic crystals. I picked … Continue reading

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logic and belief

Slate published an article “Why Truthers, Birthers, Trig Truthers, etc. embrace lies even when presented with definitive truth: http://slate.me/f7PaS5 I wanted the article to answer the question, but instead it just demonstrated that the premise was true. When people strongly … Continue reading

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Leaving

Today, I finally told my boss that I am leaving. Changing careers midstream is tough.  There are moments when I feel like I am jumping off a cliff and moments when I think I am doing something amazing. I never … Continue reading

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The Adoration of Jenna Fox – book review

From the very first page of this book I was hooked. Perhaps it was the mystery of what happened to Jenna that made her lose her memories or trying to puzzle through with her why she doesn’t feel emotionally connected … Continue reading

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