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A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Pet Hair for the Birds (Nests)
Feb 16, 2016 6:41 pm
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The increased chirping of birds signals that nest-building is close at hand. Birds can have problems finding suitable materials in a too-manicured suburban environment.... More
Flint Michigan disaster: Unusual only in its severity
Feb 14, 2016 1:53 am
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Teaser: The Flint Michigan disaster involves most notably lead poisoning, which causes serious permanent health damages, especially to children. The immediate... More
Groundhog Day: Dis-embellishing a Multilevel Proxy
Feb 2, 2016 4:58 pm
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The Groundhog Day folklore provides a useful exercise in separating embellishments from the core of a story, for example... More
How history should be taught: Connections to the present
Jan 16, 2016 1:41 am
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The admonition "Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it" (many variations) is ignored in the traditional teaching... More
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