An interesting article about the often-dangerous intersection of Science and Politics, one of my pet causes/ things to complain about, linked from Sarah Hoyt’s According to Hoyt blog:
Here’s a clue. If it gets called a science and the most important parts don’t have any math? It’s not a science no matter what it calls itself. Ditto if there’s no observation or extrapolation and testing against predictions from observations.
Friends Don’t Let Friends Abuse Science
EDIT: I’ll be putting up my own version of these arguments, thanks to some commentary by a friend of mine.
Here’s another article for Inspiration Tuesday. This ties in with one of the two projects I’m currently trying to squeeze out of my head, but even if you’re not trying to create a world dominated by friendly trackers and micro economics, this is interesting reading.
A rather prescient article I found on Wired today. While I still don’t agree with the idea that everything should be tracked and traced, I’ve been working on my own project about how surveillance is being sold, not necessarily imposed. It’s definitely food for thought.