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September 25, 2020

Variation and Diversity: A Tribute to Freeman Dyson

John Staddon

A model much in need in our times, Freeman Dyson challenged received opinion, “but his criticism was always designed to increase the range of thought, rather than reduce it to orthodoxy.”

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July 2, 2020

The Case for Carbon Dioxide

John Staddon and Peter Morcombe

The case that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are largely determined by human activity, contribute heavily to the earth’s warming, and that this warming portends catastrophic consequence...

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March 23, 2020

Facts vs. Passion: The Debate over Science-Based Regulation

John Staddon

Historian of science Naomi Oreskes’s attack on a proposal to raise the scientific standards utilized by federal regulatory bodies—and on the National Association of Scholars, which support...

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