Swans on Tea
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… but … the organization’s decided to make a change. I’m here to not apologize for my recent absence. I started blogging a little over 7 years ago; tried it, liked it, and kept going. I had no really clear plan other than I’d do it as long as I was enjoying it. Lately, I’m [...]
5 Things Every Human Should Know About Light Three! All of these are electromagnetic waves and they all travel at the same speed (the speed of light). However, they have different interactions with matter. If you are inside, your mobile phone can still get data from a cell tower since these radio waves pass through [...]
Not sure of the wisdom of advertising that there are two jerks working there.
Failure in real science is good – and different from phony controversies Real scientific controversies play out in the scientific literature, through papers drawing on many other sources of data. … Phony controversies tend to play out in the media, through press releases, stump speeches, and polemical writing reshared via social media. Somewhat related: something [...]
Stop Blowhard Syndrome Understanding my limits and being willing to acknowledge them is, in fact, one of my strengths. I don’t think it should be pathologized alongside the very real problem of “impostor syndrome”. In fact, it is the opposite behavior—the belief that you can do anything, including things you are blatantly not qualified for [...]
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