Archive for the ‘science’ Category

Uncertainty About Uncertainty

We’re definitely living in interesting times. And increasingly uncertain times. Scientists Cast Doubt On Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle Related PostsSeeing vs. Visualizing – Part II Seeing vs. Visualizing

Failure to Think Through to the Unintended Consequences

Contaminated reusable grocery bag causes gastric illness outbreak A reusable grocery bag left in a hotel bathroom caused an outbreak of norovirus-induced diarrhea and nausea that struck nine of 13 members of a girls’ soccer team in October, Oregon researchers reported Wednesday. The outbreak also affected many family members after the team returned home. The […]

A Liberal Arts Education and Asperger’s Syndrome

In a conversation focused on the value of a liberal arts education in today’s economic and social climate, a classmate took the following position: The problem lies in the social aspect of non-traditional schools and an example of this would be the Colorado School of Mines. Mines is a very tough engineering school that focuses […]

Frameworks, theoretically speaking…

Theoretical frameworks are defined by what they do. To understand this it can be helpful to first consider a physical framework and the ways such a structure can be applied to solving problems in the physical world. In this way, it is easier to understand how frameworks can add value to a proposed solution as […]

Research Citation Lifespan – II

In a previous post, I made the following point regarding the downside of arbitrarily placing a five year expiration date on research citations: Depending how you look at it, The Five Year Rule either exacerbates or supports the “publish or parish” death march. If research work has a shelf life of five years before its […]

Research Citation Lifespan

Made an interesting discovery recently regarding research citations. Apparently, all research has an expiration date…sort of. As originally presented in my Masters program at CSU Global, citing research older than five years would not be viewed very favorably by the Thesis Committee. Specifically, the professor offered this in the discussion forum: “Always strive to obtain […]