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The Need to Know

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Days, weeks, months and years have passed since the newly minted scientist first launched herself on this quest to uncover exactly why this particular cell acts like a normal, happy member of society most of the time, but then suddenly veers toward a dangerous future, turning psychotic and threatening to turn all its neighbors into psychotics as well. Cancer – …

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What would the world look like if everybody embraced science and technology?

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Pretty darned good, I’d say. But I’d like to answer that with a different question – what would the world look like if NOBODY embraced science and technology? Even if you decided to move to the farthest windblown, scorched or frozen, basically uninhabitable reaches of the wilderness, you’d still be using products and services that have grown from scientific inventions …

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Story Isn’t a Dirty Word

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I think humans are wired for stories, and naturally seek to encapsulate their experiences into narratives that help to explain what has happened. Without an arc, any series of events that are somehow tied together, don’t really seem to make much sense. And since we are a linear species, we like to think of things like beginning, middle and end. …

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Data-licious?

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Humans get pretty cranky when they forget the original reason behind why they’re working so hard at something. I do. But it’s easy to have happen, since working on anything that involves time, effort and thinking generates a lot of data, and that data winds up falling like a thick blanket of snow over the original thought. I marvel at …

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The Quantum World and Art

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I had thought that came to me in a conversation with my very first ballet teacher, whom I spent the day with in San Francisco some months ago – There are several attributes dance and science have in common, that I’m not sure many people have thought about: both require the individual to develop the mental stamina that comes with …

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