Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Science is the only news..." So true today.

In a meeting all morning; just heard about the neutrino/speed of light findings and immediately remembered this:

"Science is the only news. When you scan through a newspaper or magazine, all the human interest stuff is the same old he-said-she-said, the politics and economics the same sorry cyclic dramas, the fashions a pathetic illusion of newness. Even the technology is predictable if you know the science. Human nature doesnŐt change much; science does, and the change accrues, altering the world irresversibly."

Stewart Brand
quoted in The Third Culture (Brockman)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Here is the Texas governor rejecting the science of climate change while his own state is on fire

Thomas Friedman:

"Remember the first rule of global warming. The way it unfolds is really 'global weirding.' The weather gets weird: the hots get hotter; the wets wetter; and the dries get drier. This is not a hoax. This is high school physics…"

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Sunday, September 04, 2011