The Last Word


September 3 – 7

Sometimes new technology gives you a person who can only compare the moon to a tart. And sometimes it gives you Galileo, or the Beatles. This week, Richard pondered the connection.

For labor day, Ann brought back her famous account of scientists being withering.

Tom got irritated about the science lies in kid lit and nursery rhymes that lay the groundwork for science illiteracy.

Abstruse Goose considered the last light that is all that may remain of lost civilizations.

And Ann considered the plight of the science PhD student: “middle-aged, overspecialized, mentally deranged, depressed and discouraged.” There’s got to be a better way.

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