20 posts categorized "Change"

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...

April 05, 2011

Read Rep. Ryan on His Budget Plan

You don't need a subscription to the Wall Street Journal to read Rep, Paul Ryan's excellent op ed there describing his budget plan. I've quoted some of it More...

April 04, 2011

Rep. Ryan’s Budget: Change You Can Believe In

Any politician who claims federal spending can be brought under control without substantial changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security is at least ignorant and, if not ignorant, lying; but most Republicans campaigned on a platform of reduced budgets and ignored or denied the need to cut t More...

December 16, 2010

Game Changers for the Next Five Years

Change is a fractal; its results are chaotic. Small effects can have huge consequences; a black swan may or may not matter. The rate of change – especially the propagation rate – has accelerated in a time of easy and cheap global travel and communication. Ten year planning is an academic exercise More...

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