I’m worried about preventing a sickness, one we’ve been through before—much more recently than the last pandemic flu.
Even in a course fully subscribed by students from our Honors College, a class full of future doctors, business executives, computer engineers and the like, the quality of written expression was almost uniformly—sorry to choose this word—pathetic.
Across the economy, private and not-for-profit enterprises are going to discover which works of theirs, and which expenditures, are really essential.
Ultimately, the worst damage of anti-science lies in its opportunity costs. Because they are not yet apparent to ordinary citizens, such costs do not generate an outcry commensurate with the harms they impose.
If and when the political cartoonist’s genre goes extinct, we’ll have lost more than an occasional chuckle.
A consortium of more than two dozen scientists and engineers proposes an “energy-water corridor” along the nearly 2,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. It is that rarest of modern phenomena: an ecumenical concept with unifying potential, an idea that even sworn enemies can love.