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21 May 2014

Big Picture Lessons from an Unfortunate Tweet

This is a re-post from the blog of Dr. Marshall Shepherd, past president of the American Meteorological Society. (Highlighting is mine)   Just in case someone asks, No, there is not enough rotation and scale to produce the Coriolis Effect by spinning the Wheel of Fortune.Now that we have clarified that, I wanted to use the recent Pat Sajak tweet to turn a negative to a positive.  I don’t know …


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30 August 2013

Has The Political Divide Become A Scientific Divide as Well??

I can say from my own experience that at any science meeting 20 years ago, you would run across pretty much the same mix of political beliefs as you would by taking a random poll on the street. There is little doubt that this is certainly not the case anymore. The Salt Lake Tribune has a fascinating piece on this in Thursday’s edition, and it’s well worth a read. I …


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