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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1080 on: April 21, 2017, 05:31:28 pm »
Disregarded. Resist. Peace
If the answer is Donald J Trump then it must have been a fucking stupid question.
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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1081 on: Yesterday at 02:21:42 am »
However, while electric charges exist, magnetic charges have never been observed in nature.

WAIT... what?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodestone
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1082 on: Yesterday at 02:33:59 am »
Not all heroic stories have happy endings; sometimes a person just has to do what a person has to do
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/explaining_science_won_t_fix_information_illiteracy.html

The person who wrote this has literally no idea what science communication is or what science communicators are trying to do. Like, not even a little bit. I wonder if it occurred to them to talk to any of the people who run, oh, I don't know, ComSciCon, or NW Noggin, or Science Pub, or a science outreach club at any university anywhere in the world, and ask them what they do and whether he could attend one of their events? I mean, he literally wrote this as if he sat in his study and thought to himself, "What is it that science communicators do, anyway?" and when he had thought about it long enough to generate an idea, he just ran with it from there.

I taught 5th grade kids brain games for a summer. I work a kid's table at the zoo. My labmate is doing a fellowship helping the State of Oregon with marine wildlife policy. There are new associations springing up with the specific aim of getting scientists into government.

This writer is not an idiot, he's just mysteriously, bafflingly clueless.
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Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1083 on: Yesterday at 02:35:32 am »
Maybe he's just been buried under grading and grantwriting for so long he hasn't noticed?
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1084 on: Yesterday at 02:43:47 am »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

Holy shit, he was a hero. An actual real-life hero. That is exactly the kind of person I would want to be if I had the chance. I think that is the most badass Discordia I've ever heard about.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1085 on: Yesterday at 06:32:53 am »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

I had no idea that your dad was that Jack Marburger.  Holy shit, your dad was a bona-fide hero.
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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1086 on: Yesterday at 08:22:53 am »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

I had no idea that your dad was that Jack Marburger.  Holy shit, your dad was a bona-fide hero.

That's what I said
If the answer is Donald J Trump then it must have been a fucking stupid question.
Trumpistas; "and some I assume are good people"

Trump came like a thief in the polls

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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1087 on: Yesterday at 04:02:45 pm »
Thanks, all. I miss him a lot.


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1088 on: Yesterday at 04:15:15 pm »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

I had no idea that your dad was that Jack Marburger.  Holy shit, your dad was a bona-fide hero.

Pretty much this.
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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1089 on: Yesterday at 07:56:05 pm »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

I had no idea that your dad was that Jack Marburger.  Holy shit, your dad was a bona-fide hero.

Pretty much this.

I knew who he was, I just had no idea about all the behind-the-scenes stuff. That was brilliant, and it shows true dedication to doing good. It couldn't have been easy for him to let his public reputation endure so much excoriation while quietly working around the President's ignorance to strengthen science policy where it would count.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.