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The future of science in NZ Robert Hickson Aug 03

Being an author of one of the articles published last week in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand’s “The future of science in New Zealand” forum (Volume 45, Issue 2; open access for the next month) I was interested to see what futures the other authors came up with.
I deliberately took a less serious line to explore future possibilities, because that can help the creative spirit. However, most of the other articles are not imagining what science in NZ will be like in 2030, or beyond. That’s not too surprising since, as Juliet Gerrard notes in her …

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Most of us have never seen Pluto. Most of us never will. Neptune is more plausible.I remember as a student looking for Neptune with the Northumberland Telescope in Cambridge. …

Fluoridation: Newsweek science journalism bottoms out Ken Perrott Aug 03

One of the worst pieces of distortion and misrepresentation of the Cochrane Fluoridation Review is that written by an anti-fluoridation journalist Douglas Main in Newsweek – Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities …

A Hogan Compendium Eric Crampton Aug 03

Here’s the complete list of posts by Seamus Hogan. Blogger doesn’t make it easy to sort things by author so I’ve just pulled them all into this post. I’ve bolded …

EconTalk this week Paul Walker Aug 02

Lee Ohanian Arnold Kling and John Cochrane talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the future of freedom democracy and prosperity. Recorded in front of a live audience at Stanford …

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