My story, “Last Contact,” appeared in Nature Magazine in September, back before I really committed to this site. As a result, it never got announced in these pages. Nonetheless, I recommend it. It’s an elegiac piece about a gorilla lost in a large city and about personal connections. I remain rather proud of it.Read More Last Contact
Commentary:I just deleted my posts in an online conversation. Someone insisted on misreading my comment about methodology and sources-of-facts as a sign of political ideology.
I’ve deleted posts like this before, and will, I’m sure, do it again. Long experience has taught me that once someone challenges me to defend a position that I don’t hold, that talk is never going to recover. …Read More When to Nuke from Orbit
Commentary:There’s a wide range of reactions when someone is caught plagiarizing. It would be healthy for all involved if more people could find a balanced approach. …Read More Guess it’s time (again) for a TED Talk on plagiarism