What Used to Be May Not Be

Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

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 […]

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The Unexpected

Posted on 27. Feb, 2013 by in Growth, Leadership, Productivity

Our planet had a bit of a scare last week: In two apparently unrelated incidents, pieces of the Solar System made incursions into our neck of the cosmic woods. The one that we knew about in advance, asteroid 2012 DA14, whizzed by at speeds in excess of 17,000 mph, well within the orbit of the […]

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More Things Not Dreamt Of

Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

Despite oft-repeated claims by the self-described cognoscenti, something new in science is being discovered all the time. As Hamlet opined, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” [Hamlet, Act 1, scene 5, 159–167] Today’s tidbit comes from the realm of physics and animal behavior, specifically this […]

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When Junk Isn’t

Posted on 18. Feb, 2013 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

I cannot document this, but ‘Way Back When, in the days when I was a graduate student studying the interactions between nucleic acids and proteins, I was firmly convinced that the then so-called “junk” DNA—which was comprised of all noncoding sequences in the genome—couldn’t just be junk. As much energy and resources were expended on […]

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Is So! Is Not!

Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

Too often, I find myself in situation where I argue something that I know to be the case, only to find out afterward—in the face of incontrovertible evidence— that the opposite was true. How did I ever end up thinking one way, and finding out that what I had reported—and, worse, acted upon—was contrary to […]

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