It will be in just over a month that those many of us across the globe who engage in academic pursuits will pen this year’s last lines and close our newest volumes. Graduation ceremonies across all of civilization will mark milestones and achievements; successes and futures. Some of us will climb up to that alter … Continue reading Otherism: The Single Most Dangerous Idea in the World
What’s so Different about Oklahoma’s Fracking?
This is part one in a three part series on social factors on fracking in Oklahoma I rather distinctly remember a graduate student at Kansas State asking me about my opinion on hydraulic fracturing during my undergraduate career. He was specifically probing me for an anti-fracking stance. At the time, I was a sophomore in … Continue reading What’s so Different about Oklahoma’s Fracking?
On Humanizing Climate Denial
Imagine you worked at a men’s shirt store, making the world’s most luxurious and stylish shirts. Day after day you stitch together, by hand, plates of fine Egyptian cotton for your clients. Your father did this, as did his father, and his before him; countless generations of clothiers perfecting the art of the dress shirt. … Continue reading On Humanizing Climate Denial
Bias Makes the World Go ‘Round, or Why Scientists are Socially Abnormal
Bias is a funny thing. Typically, modern society demonizes bias. If you’re labeled as biased, you may as well be labeled a fraud. Above stupid, idiot, and clueless; biased is seen as one of the most educated ways to instantly debase anyone. In my own dredging of the internet I have noticed that the use … Continue reading Bias Makes the World Go ‘Round, or Why Scientists are Socially Abnormal