Science is Vital
My colleague, Maria Wolters, writes:
I'd also like to mention the Science is Vital campaign, which is orchestrated by biomedical researchers but aims to be as inclusive as possible. There will be a march in London on October 7, a letter writing campaign, and potentially much more ... I know it's incredibly tempting not to do anything because politicians don't listen anyway, but if we don't complain loudly enough now, we might as well stick a sign on our backs saying "Doormats - If You Need Funds, Take Them From Us."
A colleague recently referred to EPSRC's approach of appointing program managers untrained in the areas they manage as like the Portsmouth Sinfonia.
Twelve Virtues of Rationality
"These then are twelve virtues of rationality: Curiosity, relinquishment, lightness, evenness, argument, empiricism, simplicity, humility, perfectionism, precision, scholarship, and the void." By Eliezer S. Yudkowsky. Spotted via Conal Elliott. Thanks for the tip, Conal, it's a great read.
ed lambda Meetup
For those of you in or near Edinburgh: 7pm Monday 13 September 2010, Malone's Irish Bar, 14 Forrest Road. How to find us: "Look out for the lambda on the table". Organized by Ollie Saunders.