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Hateful Tears cuz Prince Harry burns Coal or F Whites

A comment under " Relevance Of Race And G Factor Over Social Darwinism In China And General " showed me again that also many smart Science2.0 readers, even those who read me for years, cannot understand that there is more than either progressive ...

Blog Post - Sascha Vongehr - Dec 8 2017 - 11:33pm

Venice--> Padova

I was born and have lived in Venice for over 51 years now (omitting to mention some 2 years of interruption when I worked for Harvard University, 18 years ago), but this has come to an end on December 31st, when I concluded a rather complex move to Padova, ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jan 2 2018 - 7:20am

Italian Elections

Yesterday over 50 million Italian citizens were called to voted to elect the new government, after a rather tense period of political campaign. And today the results are out, yielding a quite confusing picture, at least for what concerns the chances of for ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Mar 5 2018 - 9:59am

What Stephen Hawking Meant To The "Abnormal".

Stephen W Hawking actually wrote me a letter in response to one I sent him (actually I think it was an email) while in hindsight it was very likely to have been written by a functionary for him or the like it was still nice.  At about the same time I sent ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Mar 14 2018 - 11:55pm

Interna

Summer is coming, and with it some more intense than usual travel for me. I actually started last month, when my path touched Rome, Athens, La Londe Les Maures (a small town on the south French riviera), and Athens again. Since being away from home means a ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 10 2018 - 1:16pm

Anti-Science Mommy Bloggers Declare War On Mark Lynas- Again

It can't have been easy for former environmental activist Mark Lynas to change sides. His friends were on the anti-science side, he was a dutiful reader of The Guardian, where activists and environmental trade groups reign supreme, and he was adored t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 26 2018 - 8:17am

On Chance

What is chance? Or better, does the word "chance" really have an absolute meaning? I believe this is not an idle question. We tend to use that word to describe phenomena which we cannot trace back to an explanatory cause by a cause-effect relatio ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 27 2018 - 3:33pm

Microsoft Developer Allison Farris To Compete In Miss America

Next month, a Microsoft developer, a classical pianist, and a philanthropist for kids' health will compete in the Miss America pageant. And they are all the same person: Allison Farris. Farris creates and codes apps for Microsoft as a career but next ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 20 2018 - 3:29pm

So King Arthur Has Returned- And She's An 8-Year-Old Girl

In Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", French and English tales were reworked into the definitive mythology of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. But he may have gotten one thing wrong. Instead of a lady in the lake providing (an ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 5 2018 - 2:05pm

RIP Dr. Herb London: A Fine Conservative, A Great Man

In late 2014 I came downstairs from my home office and said to my wife, "Herb London just left me a message." "Is he any relation to Stacy London?" she asked in her offhand humor way. Well, yeah, she is his daughter, if you are from Ca ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 13 2018 - 12:46pm