Saturday, March 26, 2016

Professionalism and Professional Success like to think they go together. Here is an example of a doctor for whom they conflict.
“Why wouldn’t I give patients a Percocet prescription? It makes their life easier and my life easier.”

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Do You See the Volcano Tornadoes?

The American Association of Physics Teachers has posted the results of its 2015 photo contest. Sure the pictures are great; even better are some of the explanations that go with the winners.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Robots and Jobs

Are Robots Going to Take My Job?

I don't have an answer for that. The evidence I can muster says yes. My intuition says no. Scary stories are so much more compelling, though.

TaxProfBlog explains some of my thoughts on the subject. The Lump-of-Labour fallacy he mentions is outlined here.

(Dec'16) Ridley  says  no.