This is how I pray
23 May 2018 | 12:47 pm

I know, you have all missed my awesome chord progressions, but do not despair, I have relief for your bored ears. I am finally reasonably happy with the vocal recordings if not with the processing, or the singing, or the lyrics. But working on that. The video was painful, both figuratively and literally; I am clearly too old to crouch on the floor for extended periods and had to hobble stairs

The Overproduction Crisis in Physics and Why You Should Care About It
18 May 2018 | 12:34 pm

[Image: Everett Collection] In the years of World War II, National Socialists executed about six million Jews. The events did not have a single cause, but most historians agree that a major reason was social reinforcement, more widely known as “group think.” The Germans who went along with the Nazis’ organized mass murder were not psychopaths. By all accounts they were “normal people.” They

Measuring Scientific Broadness
15 May 2018 | 6:11 am

I have a new paper out today and it wouldn’t have happened without this blog. A year ago, I wrote a blogpost declaring that “academia is fucked up,” to quote myself because my words are the best words. In that blogpost, I had some suggestions how to improve the situation, for example by offering ways to quantify scientific activity other than counting papers and citations. But ranting on a


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