Category: Science and Technology Policy

Bound but Gagged . The Treasury Department's…

Bound but Gagged . The Treasury Department’s…: “Bound but Gagged. The Treasury Department’s regulations on written material from embargoed nations compromise America’s standing as an advocate of democracy and freedom. By By SHIRIN EBADI. [NYT > Opinion]” (Via A blog doesn’t need a clever name.) ——- it certainly does. democracy requires knowledge and that requires […]

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Science Braces for Second Term

Science Braces for Second Term: “The Bush administration had an uneasy relationship with scientists during the first term. Will the president build bridges in the second or burn them completely? A Wired News special report.” (Via Wired News.) —— i bet he burns them….

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The arbitrary and contingent cruelty of life

The arbitrary and contingent cruelty of life: “Life is unfair. It is probably more unfair now than it has ever been, simply because some countries have been better at organizing their societies to produce more and better goods, and at stimulating their populations to act in more…” (Via Paul Musgrave Dot Com.) —– Whatsoever therefore […]

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Top scientist asks: is life all just a dream?

Top scientist asks: is life all just a dream?: “Rees, Royal Society professor of astronomy at Cambridge University, will say that it is now possible to conceive of computers so powerful that they could build an entire virtual universe.” (Via Gyre.org.) ——- this is just fascinating isn’t it?

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World Bank: Studies in E-Governemnt

World Bank: Studies in E-Governemnt: This website provides a large number of resources selected for those interested in promoting e-government in developing nations. http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/egov/egovstudies.htm—— lots of interesting things here

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A Report Card for President Bush’s Science Policies

A Report Card for President Bush’s Science Policies: Earlier this week Democrats on the House Science Committee issued a “report card” on President Bush’s and the Republican-controlled Congress’ science policies. Not surprisingly, the Democrats give the President a “D.” A passing grade, but not by much. Here is…——— i’d fail them personally…. because they fail […]

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A Report Card for President Bush's Science Policies

A Report Card for President Bush’s Science Policies: Earlier this week Democrats on the House Science Committee issued a “report card” on President Bush’s and the Republican-controlled Congress’ science policies. Not surprisingly, the Democrats give the President a “D.” A passing grade, but not by much. Here is…——— i’d fail them personally…. because they fail […]

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Trust and the Future of Research

http://www.physicstoday.org/vol-57/iss-11/p48.html Scientific research, like other cooperative endeavors, requires trust to flourish. The distinguished philosopher Annette Baier explains that trust is confident reliance.1 Both elements, confidence and reliance, are vital. —- In this article, I address only ethical questions about upholding values that contribute to defining good science. But a second category of ethical questions also […]

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