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juny 29, 2022, 9:31 pm

Hello all, I'm the administrator for the Science! group, at least until Dug completes his recovery from illness.

My published magazine articles are on diverse subjects, such as the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Elderhood, or any subject where I feel further exploration is needed yet unavailable. My current writing topic is the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please use this Librarything Topic entry for any questions, comments, or if you just want to say Hello.

jul. 5, 2022, 11:53 pm

Congratulations on the administration position! & thanks for your concern about my health. I am doing ok at present, ambulatory and working on occasion - hopefully the Drs can keep the nasties at bay for an extended time.

I have not been in charge of anything but just post my interests here more often than most probably because I have not mastered any social media.

jul. 10, 2022, 12:56 am

>1 MaureenRoy: thank you for taking on the administration duties!

Editat: jul. 16, 2022, 11:09 am

Science education--like so much else--is failing us, itself and, certainly not least, the people (students) who now are or in the near future intend to be undertaking degrees in the sciences with the expectation of pursuing a career in applied or theoretical science.

Though the following case example concerns a professor of anthropology, his case is just as readily found today among professors in the sciences. Read on and don't overlook the comments from many who, like the author, are, at various stages of their careers, struggling with the dilemma of deciding what to do: resist and fight, surrender, hide and hope to be lucky and spared the worst, or resign and get out.

As a society we are in very serious trouble and this is not "going away" anytime soon.

Why I'm Giving Up Tenure at UCLA |
The ideological takeover of my university has ruined academic life for anyone who still believes in freedom of thought.

Joseph Manson | Jul 7
( https://www.commonsense.news )


On my "just-ordered and soon-to-be-reading" list:
not brand new but from 2018

Lost In Math: how beauty leads physics astray (New York, Basic Books)

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