Monthly Archives: October 2009

Evolution, spite, and ideological suicide bombs

11 October 2009 Recently we’ve seen allegations by a politician and a pundit that conservative leaders are being “spiteful” by taking positions that undermine their political foes (especially President Obama), even though these positions would seem to make them look … Continue reading

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Learning curves

Today, yet again, I heard the phrase “steep learning curve.” This has always bothered me. Every time I hear this (quite overused) term, I find myself momentarily confused about what is meant. The reason for my confusion is that my … Continue reading

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