Monthly Archives: February 2014

Groupthink in Theoretical Physics and Beyond

I recently read Lee Smolin’s excellent book, The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next. Highly recommended for anyone interested in a sophisticated┬ánontechnical account of the current state of physics, … Continue reading

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On Second Thought . . . Hilarious

In an earlier post I suggested that dogs needn’t be bathed before letting them play with kids. (Give those microbes a chance to glom onto your kids!) I still think that’s usually true, especially in first world countries where dogs … Continue reading

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Breathe Deep the Dog and Be Well

If you wait long enough, conventional scientific wisdom often reverses itself. For a long time, the conventional wisdom was that if you wanted to remain healthy, you needed to avoid exposing yourself to germs or microbes generally. Doctors and pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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