Monthly Archives: February 2012


A child hears it said that the stove is hot.  But it is not, he says; and, indeed, that central body is not touching it, and only what that touches is hot or cold.  But he touches it, and finds … Continue reading

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i wax impressionistic

would that i could be starting something new ~~~ but there is all of this unfinished business – – and so many threads spin out from this point – – the endeavor toward a functional integration of logic and information … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

Scientific knowledge will not save the world if it remains in the brains and blogs and journals of scientists and makes no impression on people in general, policymakers, and the powers that be. Reflections on recent discussions too numerous to … Continue reading

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Knowledge Workers of the World, Unite❢

Comments on Gowers’s Weblog Post 1. What’s wrong with electronic journals? Comment 1.1 Having spent a good part of the 1990s writing about what the New Millennium would bring to our intellectual endeavours, it is only fair that I should … Continue reading

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