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Science in Berkeley, it’s a white thing

Several readers have pointed me to this development at Berkeley High School: Berkeley High School is considering a controversial proposal to eliminate science labs and the five science teachers who teach them to free up more resources to help struggling students. The proposal to put the science-lab cuts on the table was approved recently by…

Copenhagen dreaming: In defense of the scientific method: As the Copenhagen conference on the successor to the Kyoto Protocol draws near, I want to lay some meta-thoughts out about the scientific method which I think are important, as a context for my general support of the theory of global warrming and the need for decisive…

The politics of Indian science

A geologist, Suvrat Kher, has a very good post on the recent paper on Indian genetics. He concludes: The Indian Press has made a hash of the finding. For example they have only reported those parts of the study that deal with the kinship among Indians and have stressed that castes and tribes cannot be…