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Up Close with Ebola

Around the world we’re starting to see same-old knee-jerk stuff. Irrational reactions to Ebola hurt us all: World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan says that 90 per cent of economic costs of an epidemic ‘come from irrational and disorganized efforts of the public to avoid infection.’ ‘Public’ includes public officials and push-button politicians and panicky […]

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The Problem of Two Theories

General relativity and quantum mechanics are both successful theories yet they describe two different kinds of Universe where there is only one. This is disturbing. One theory, or even two that are compatible, would be much better. Having two that don’t agree would be okay if one is wrong. But while each has its problems, […]