Monthly Archives: April 2015

Some Notes on Being Bad at Stuff

I’m not a big fan of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which says the language we use limits the ways we can think. The fact is we routinely create new language when we need to think new thoughts. But old language can … Continue reading

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A Closed-Form Argument about Climate Change

I’ve been a critic of over-sold climate models for many years now. I am a computational physicist, and therefore–unlike climate scientists–am professionally qualified to judge the predictive quality of climate models. I mention this because apparently many people think it … Continue reading

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