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Scads of stuff I don't have time to blog adequately... Johns Hopkins Provost Kristina Johnson was nominated by President Obama to be under secretary of the Department of Energy in mid-March. From the email press release: She is a distinguished researcher, best known for pioneering work -- with…
For science nerds: Slagsmålsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo. hat-tip.
â¦My heartâs in Accra » From protest to collaboration: Paul Simonâs âGracelandâ and lessons for xenophiles A great post about one of the most successful cultural appropriations ever. (tags: politics culture music history world zuckerman) Career Advice: Check It Out by Checking It Off - Inside…
Moving Toward Quantum Computing - Science in 2011 - "In 1981 the physicist Richard Feynman speculated about the possibility of "tiny computers obeying quantum mechanical laws." He suggested that such a quantum computer might be the best way to simulate real-world quantum systems, a…

I can't bring myself to cheer the first article. I have no doubt that evangelicals will bring the same rationality to global warming and poverty that they brought to the issue of same-sex marriage.

The nouveau Bull Moose Party is a'courtin' precisely those it so voluably abhorred for so long. The GOP platform of aggressive ignorance embraces everyone with fewer teeth than fingers or fewer IQ points than ambient degrees (presumably Fahrenheit and south of the Mason-Dixon line). Republicants' Rush Toward Failure is a mighty mirror of Democraps' social engineering from income redistribution, forced busing, and diversity to forced hiring.

Jesus horribly died before His horrible toll collectors could horribly impose His horrible will upon men. Rest assured that come what may, Washington's alphabet soup of armed incompetence will never have its reticle wander from your wallet. It is an an inconvenient truth that only the Carbon Tax on Everything can save us, administered by carbon credit arbitrageurs like Al Gore, Jr. Pay up sucker, "Hodie mihi, cras tibi".

I blogged about the second article, concerning the challenges of a woman in a t-t engineering position at UIUC and contrasting them with my view from a CC.