Publishing With A Poster

Publishing is one of the big barriers that face independent scholars and amateur scientists. In years past, people who didn’t have a Ph.D. or some other kind of institutional affiliation didn’t have a snowball’s chance of getting published in a … Continue reading

On “Political” Science

NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen has leaped into the headlines after he made allegations that he was subjected to political pressure to keep him from expressing his findings on global climate change. Dr. Hansen, director of the agency’s Goddard Institute … Continue reading

Thoreau and the Economics of Guerrilla Scholarship

One of my all-time favorite American writers and thinkers is Henry David Thoreau. I first encountered him in small doses during High School back in the years when “anti-establishment” thinking was the mental subliminal hum of an entire generation. Throughout … Continue reading