13 posts categorized "Change"

January 19, 2017

Things to Hope for in the New Administration

Granted, there’s plenty to fear from the new administration, the temperament of the president-elect not the least. But I hope Trump will succeed; I also hoped Barack Obama would succeed.

The resentments that led to Trump’s narrow victory stem from these legitimate grievances: 1) the wealt More...

January 09, 2017

Alexa – Cover Your Ears

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December 29, 2016

Past Climate Change – the Pictures

In order to understand the significance (or lack thereof) of the effect we are having on the climate, it is helpful to look at pictures of climate past. Not surprisingly perspective makes a big difference in the story the pictures tell. And past performance is no guarantee of future results. I do More...

December 27, 2016

Natural Gas vs. Climate Change

The Kyoto Protocol was adopted by most of the nations in the world in 1997. Although Al Gore signed it, the US Senate never ratified it so it doesn’t bind us. However, the US is the only industrial nation to achieve the quotas established for it in the treaty. Between 1997 and 2012, the US reduce More...

December 26, 2016

Combating Climate Change - The Nuclear Option

“So, Tom, I understand that you are skeptical of science by consensus and don’t feel that there is yet a reliable model for predicting global temperatures given a particular level of CO2 emissions. That would be fine if this were an academic discussion but the fate of life on earth as More...

December 23, 2016

Believers and Deniers

Which of these statements is scientific?

  1. I believe in creationism exactly the way the story is told in Genesis.
  2. I believe that species did evolve from each other but there must be some sort of intelligent guidance to account for wonderful constructs like the eye. More...

December 20, 2016

Droning into Retirement

When I had my first job after college I saved every penny not spent on dates for flying lessons. Eventually I got my private pilot's license and even an instrument rating. But I haven't been an active pilot in years.

So it's only appropriate that I got myself a drone as a reti More...

December 19, 2016

Electors and the Electoral College

Well, not surprisingly Trump won the vote of the actual electors who make up the electoral college; but this is a year full of surprises and I wouldn’t have been surprised to be surprised. An effective revolt of “faithless electors” would have been a terrible thing even if it led to what many of More...

The End of Identity Liberalism

Always an optimist, I hoped that the election of 2008 would lead to better race relations in the US; turned out a terrible missed opportunity. Instead the proliferation of special identities accelerated, each with their own grievances, needs, and “rights”.

There was a More...

April 14, 2011

Talking About Moore's Law, Medicine, and Innovation

My friend Bill Sayre interviewed me today on Common Sense Radio on WDEV. The show is sponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute, where I recently talked ab More...

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