My publisher just uploaded 25 free copies of my book, A Jerk, A Jihad, and a Virus at BookGrabrr. A virology graduate student is enlisted by the CIA to help prevent a new hybrid virus from becoming a biological weapon in the hands of jihadists. Jason can’t follow orders, can’t lie convincingly, and frequently needs […]
E. O Wilson, the great biologist, on Wisdom: We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely. E. O. Wilson Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/e_o_wilson.html
The biologist E. O. Wilson On Altruism and Selfishness: Competing is intense among humans, and within a group, selfish individuals always win. But in contests between groups, groups of altruists always beat groups of selfish individuals. Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/e_o_wilson.html
The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the “dumbing down” of America Ray Williams psychologytoday.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:57 UTC © reddit.com Selected Quotes: Isaac Asimov once said: “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant […]
I have often wondered why us old codgers have such difficulty picking up new ideas, new technologies, and new paradigms. Maybe it’s an over-generalization, but I know it applies to me. I entered grad school when I was 42 and quickly learned that my mind wasn’t as nimble as it had been 20 years earlier. […]
Available on May 3rd, 2016, “A Jerk, A Jihad, And A Virus.” I tried to write a serious thriller, but everything I touch turns to comedy. Jason Mitchell, a veterinarian and graduate student, can’t keep his mouth shut, lie convincingly, or follow orders, so why has the CIA enlisted him to retrieve a deadly mutant […]
To be released on May 3, 2016: ” A Jerk, A Jihad, And A Virus” I tried to write a serious thriller, but everything I touch turns to comedy. Jason Mitchell, a veterinarian and graduate student, can’t keep his mouth shut, lie convincingly, or follow orders, so why has the CIA enlisted him to retrieve […]
“What is honored in a country will be cultivated there,” said Plato. Most newspapers carry a column on Horoscopes, yet none I’ve seen carry a daily column on science. It follows that aroma therapy and acupuncture are taken seriously, expertise is devalued, and we have a growing anti-vaccine movement.