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What’s the Ethical Responsibility of Academics to Society?

The journal Science has published a valuable summary of a scandal in the American Psychological Association that threatens to undo the organization’s reputation.  While  the presidential administration of George W. Bush pursued a policy of torturing people it had detained without conviction, a trial, or even charges,

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How Many Rectangles? Give this Academic a Smart Retort

“I’ve had enough of your smart retorts!” Ever since the long-retired Mrs. Begy tossed this condemnation at my older brother back in high school, I’ve been looking for more ways to deliver smart retorts to academics.  I love learning, mind you, but I find the temptation

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