We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Preparation, Motivation, Discipline, and Interest - it seems simple to me.The silliness goes on about women and minorities in math and science. Why doesn't the National Science Foundation just come out and admit that, in effect, they want less Asians and less Jews in these fields? Some of the comments below the piece are interesting, too. Click here: Inside Higher Ed :: Women, Minorities and the Sciences
PBS: A fair and balanced view, in New Criterion. (I personally do not feel that PBS offers enough, to enough people, to be worth subsidizing anymore.) Sample:
Until public broadcasting signals that it can provide entertaining and demonstrably educational programming for television, the Internet, and the classroom, public broadcasting does not deserve to be treated as a sustainable enterprise. If it does rise to that challenge, reaching once again for the educational ideals that animated its founding, the public, corporate, and foundation monies it has been struggling to preserve for the last decade will be made available. And that, not partisan politics, is Patricia Harrison’s and public broadcasting’s real challenge.
Did the Indians kill off all of the big animals in North America? That's the latest theory, at TCS.
Autism Debate: Epidemic vs. Better Diagnosis? Science Daily And SDA reports on the genetics of Autism.