Politics

Extinction Next Time: Our 21st Century Flood (Physics World Link)

The COVID-19 pandemic is the 21st century equivalent of the Flood, providing humans with lessons about authority and the need to prepare for future threats (August 2020).

Conspiracies (Physics World Link)

In the 21st century, why do conspiracy theories still abound? (February 2020).

How to Vote (Physics World Link)

Respect for science and its infrastructure should be a necessary qualification for public office (October 2012).

Presidential Pledges (Physics World Link)

Leaders who fail to act in accordance with robust and informed science, and instead act in a gut-based, ideological way, are behaving in an authoritarian manner against the wishes of the US’s founding fathers, who viewed knowledge as key to democracy.  Politicians who fail to take science seriously are a threat to the country. Here’s a way to help voters spot them and prevent them from being elected (January 2012).

Governing Science (Physics World Link)

We should apply the same standards on science to Democratic politicians that we do to Republicans (September 2007).