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The Coming Problem with American Exceptionalism: ‘The China Shock’

The problem with American exceptionalism, as one side of the gun control debate shows, is that it stops you learning anything from other countries. Exceptionalism is also in for a shock (‘The China Shock’) in around 2018 when China becomes … Continue reading

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Why Canada’s Scientists Need our Support

I love Canada, forty miles north of here and I want to see its best natural resources preserved, so this article by Alice Bell in today’s UK Guardian disturbed me. It is one thing to have scientific disagreements; it is … Continue reading

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Big History: The History of the Universe in Under 18 minutes….David Christian at TED

Want to know about the history of the universe in under 18 minutes? There is a marvelous movement afoot world wide: to teach ‘Big History’, the history of the 13.7 billion years of the universe, to high school students around … Continue reading

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Research Perhaps According to Albert Einstein

‘If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research’ Albert Einstein Footnote: Whenever I post something attributed to Albert, someone tells me he didn’t say it. Fine, but I bet he would, if he had heard it, wish … Continue reading

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Thinkers on Conflict: Philip Kitcher’s ‘Science, Truth and Democracy’

Philip Kitcher: (1947-present)   In his marvelous book Science, Truth and Democracy Philip Kitchen effectively also nails Post Modernist skepticism in relation to science. His ideas are foundational to the ‘modest realism’ which can help profoundly in conflict work. He … Continue reading

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