Scientists Are People Too

I recently took a break from my hoovering “urban fantasy” novels to read Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything. The book is a history of the science of the Earth and the universe, with the “history” aspect being discussion...

Pounding the Table

Many of Trump’s cabinet appointments have elicited howls of outrage, but one that stands out from the pack is that of Betsy DeVos to Education. DeVos was beset upon all sides by the public-education-monopoly apologists, the teachers unions, the knee-jerk...

The Fruits of Ignorance

Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated war movie Dunkirk opened this past weekend. Highly anticipated and stellarly-reviewed, it tells one of the great stories of 20th century history: the rescue of 400,000 British, French and Belgian soldiers from a French beach...

The Decline of Tertiary Education

It has been said that, if one is not a liberal at 25, he has no heart, and if one is not a conservative at 35, he has no brain. The statement’s origins are murky and more than a century old, but, given what we know about how people tend to evolve politically,...