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Science's Sacred Cows (Part 6): Realism

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.12.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Realism is the philosophical stance of most sane human beings, scientists included. An independent reality, it now appears, has become the latest casualty of quantum mechanics. The universe is nonlocal, nondeterministic, and apparently "unreal" as well.

Legerdemath: Tricks of the Banking Trade

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Omer Rosen

I'd just turned 20 when I began a three-year stint on Citigroup's corporate-derivatives team. I had no work experience to speak of. As my boss said after my interview, I was "f***ing unpolished."

Getting Chas Freeman: Who Is Behind The Effort?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The folks trying to defeat Chas Freeman's appointment are trying hard to switch the ostensible reason for their dislike of him from Israel policy to Chinese human rights. It's not working.