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Trump – Leader of the free world?

Donald Trump is running for the office of President of the United States of America for a term starting in 2016. Some people believe that this is the beginning of the end for the world’s leading liberal democracy.  Others believe that “The Donald” is the only candidate who can cut through red tape and bust […]

Science Blogging

There is no easy and effective way for thoughtful knowledge pioneers like scientists, journalists and philosophers to make the kinds of contributions of ideas and perspectives they wish to.  Blogging platforms are focused on helping publishers increase readership but they do not facilitate the kind of disciplined citation management that is required for any serious intellectual work. In order to […]

Evolution in natural sciences vs. drift in social science

A new journal article on PLOS evaluates the use of keywords in natural and social sciences using techniques developed to characterize evolution in organisms. The basic result is that word usage in natural sciences appears to be systematic and directional while social sciences appear to exhibit characteristics of genetic drift, as far as keyword use […]