Category Archives: Culture

Recreational Criticism and the Shelter of Anonymity

We live in an era of recreational criticism. For many, being critical of nearly everything and everyone has become an acceptable form of entertainment. This is nothing new for government officials and others in the public eye. They have long been … Continue reading

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Why we know less than ever about the world

I watched a brief yet revealing TED talk this morning by Public Radio International CEO, Alisa Miller, titled “Why we know less than ever about the world.” Sadly, American news media spends most of their resources focusing on myopic issues, … Continue reading

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Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3)

Last night one of my sons asked me if we, the American Cancer Society, have a cure for cancer. I told him no, there is no all-encompassing cure for cancer. There are effective treatments and prevention methods but no “cure” … Continue reading

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Living in a “Fill the Space” Age (Or the myth of emptiness)

We are living in the “space” age. Not the science fiction version with flying cars and tight pants but an age where every moment, every space, must be filled. In our cities homes are stacked on top of each other. We … Continue reading

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Do We Know Enough?

  Today, as I look across Atlanta from my desk, my thoughts are drawn to the challenges of life. When I consider the thousands of people within my view on the downtown connector, in office buildings, and on the streets I’m led to ask … Continue reading

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Conflict and The Law of the Instrument

Abraham Kaplan, a Ukrainian born American philosopher, expressed what he called the “Law of the Instrument” in his 1964 publication “The Conduct of Inquiry”, as follows;   Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters … Continue reading

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Physics and Matchbox Cars

In the late 1970’s my father taught physics at Emory University. Occasionally he would take me to work with him on Saturday mornings and while he worked in his office, I would play with the physics department’s matchbox cars and race … Continue reading

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