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Science is Not Your Enemy

A labored defense of the practice of science – which we will define as scientism – was recently published under the title Science is Not Your Enemy by Stephen Pinker in New Republic magazine. A much more lighthearted approach by Tim Minchin … Continue reading

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Break a Sweat

Salt is one of the most ancient things of value to man, as a moment’s reflection on the origins of words – like salary (something worth working for) quickly brings to mind. Roman soldiers were paid in salt, not silver. … Continue reading

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A Trip to Lake Wobegon

A story inspired by Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion podcasts It was a hot, sunny afternoon in Lake Wobegon, late in the month of July, and the blueberries were ripening, turning that glorious shade of purple royal blue that only … Continue reading

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