Random Thoughts

NSA Transgender Tragedy and Major Media Insensitivity.

R ecently two Transgender women were shot to death because they made a wrong turn and did not listen to or possibly did not understand the commands of the guards at the gate of the NSA.*  That was unfortunate.  The tragedy is in a day and age where the no ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Mar 31 2015 - 4:33pm

What Savants Can Teach Us

When Seattle man, Jason Padgett, walked into a bar for a drink a few years ago, he was an ordinary man with seemingly average intelligence leading an unremarkable life. He worked contentedly in his father's furniture shop and had never done well acad ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2015 - 10:30am

Ten Commandments For Airlines

Following my Ten Commandments for Tech Companies – which changed their behavior not one whit – I offer these shalt-nots for US airlines. ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Apr 19 2015 - 5:23pm

I've Been Named The New President Of The American Council On Science And Health

Science 2.0 family, it is with great pride that I announce I have been named the president of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH).  ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 10 2015 - 4:39pm

Big Science: Ernest Lawrence Gets His Hagiography

When we think of science today, we think of Big Science, like the Large Hadron Collider and the Human Genome Project. That makes sense, Americans like big and bold, but that was not always the case. It used to be thatg science was a lonely occupation and a ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Dec 6 2018 - 1:56pm

From Prohibition to Ferguson?

G.K.Chesterton (1874 – 1936) visited the United States twice, in 1921 and 1930.  I have recently been reading Sidelights on New London and Newer York and Other Essays, published in 1932 after his second visit. One of the essays has particularly struck my ...

Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Oct 2 2015 - 10:40am

My Talk At The Western Plant Health Association Meeting

Last week, the Western Plant Health Association, which represents California, Arizona and Hawaii companies involved in plant nutrients, soil amendments, agricultural minerals and crop protection products (basically, technologies such as fertilizer and pes ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Jun 17 2019 - 1:57pm

2014: Postmortem

Oh no! I forgot to post a personal postmortem 1 for the year 2014 like I did for the previous year! Oh well, here it is ten months late. Istanbul ...

Blog Post - Samuel Kenyon - Oct 21 2015 - 10:38pm

A Ghostbusters Tour Of Manhattan

It's Halloween and I am in New York and I wanted to do something local. But since Sleepy Hollow does not have a way to get there by subway (I don't even know where I would rent a car in Manhattan, I suppose I could get there by bus, but even usi ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Oct 31 2015 - 3:42pm

Thanksgiving Science 2015

In the mood for some science on Thanksgiving?  Me too, science is the one thing that has not been steamrolled by Christmas. Instead, Thanksgiving is arguably the most scientific holiday, because it involves agriculture, chemistry and physics. If you are wo ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Nov 27 2015 - 12:44pm