Ever since my long-ago youth, I wondered how I could determine if what I described as, say, blue was the same thing that someone else described with the same word. Was it possible that despite our common-sense approach that said that we all were using the same terminology, we really weren’t communicating at all? This [...]
An exploration of excellence in the professional realm
I’m going to have to use the energies I usually use for this platform in other areas for awhile, perhaps as long as through the rest of April. Please keep checking in, though, as I never know when something appropriate might strike me, and I’m motivated enough to post something, constraints on my time notwithstanding!
It’s clear that things aren’t always what they seem. I’ve written on this subject before; see this link. But Particularly in scientific endeavors, all it takes is one experiment or reproducible observation to put things into the proverbial cocked hat. Take this item, for example, in which is reported an experiment that seems to show [...]
I often come across words of wisdom, or guidelines to help get one through one’s life, or even just a day. Most are commonplace and obvious, but that doesn’t always disqualify them or their value. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and all that. So, it was with some ennui that I accessed [...]
I love numbers—for various reasons. Most germane to this post is that I think that finding numerical patterns makes me feel like I have some control over things, although—to be sure!—such an approach is illusory at best, and misleading, at worst. Nonetheless, finding real or apparent numerical relationships in the Universe is interesting and comforting. [...]