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Naming Schools after Nobel Laureates

The Washington Post recently ran a story about the late Abdus Salam, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize almost 40 years ago. The piece concerns the politics of naming a building at a Pakistani university in honour of a man from a religious minority background. 1,328 more words

Culture

Paul Braterman reblogged this on Primate's Progress and commented:

I had the pleasure of hearing Abdus Salam give a talk in Oxford, sometime around 1960. I naïvely asked why a neutron would decay into a proton and electron, rather than an antiproton and positron, and he gently explained to me the concept of baryon number, which I would have known about by that point if I had been paying proper attention to his talk

Weekend Shorts: Science! on Audio

Ahhhh, science (science!). I love it. It is inescapable. It is fascinating. But, especially after reading the second book I’m going to talk about today, I am so glad I’m not a professional scientist. 651 more words

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Gifts of incensed, mirth, and soul

Ringing in the ears. (If they play the Jackson Five’s Santa Claus is Coming to Town one more time…)

Hunting items with just enough blend of tradition and trendy to make a reindeer’s head spin. 385 more words

Humor

tomorrow's promise

Here is one of the most significant cultural nexus points: Smoking cigarettes. Contained within the social dilemma I engage with little to no remorse for smoking cigarettes. 190 more words

Philosophy

Our One Best Image

“Do your best” by everyone’s mom in the world.

Do your best! Give me your best effort! These are words spoken to children by parents and teachers alike. 254 more words

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“Objectivity” And Oppression In Academia

Objectivity — a scholar’s supposed ability to remain impartial about the subjects she studies — is a myth. Like the myths of meritocracy and color-blindness, objectivity sounds good in theory, but it is impossible to use it in practice. 1,303 more words

Research And Writing