Monthly Archives: April 2012


Have you ever had a manuscript was accepted unconditionally without any revisions? In speaking with many scientists, it turns out that this seems to be a once in a lifetime phenomenon. Indeed, it has happened to me but once. A … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: educational assessment

It seems that these past few weeks have been insanely packed with travel, and some of it not particularly fun. As I await boarding of a flight to an editorial board meeting, I recall that a week ago I drove … Continue reading

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Relativity Theory

How many times have we been told in the course of our lives “It’s all relative?” I hear that over and over. And I suppose that there’s a lot of truth in that statement. If we push aside considerations of … Continue reading

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A Secular Passover

First, my best wishes to anyone celebrating Easter, Passover or any other holiday. As a representative of one who celebrates the latter, in my own secular way, I thought I’d post a few words about it. After all, my knowledge … Continue reading

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Ph.D. Pranks and Comeuppance

Seeing as April 1st has come and gone, I would like to dedicate this blog to one of my favorite Ph.D. pranks (I’ve reported on a few in this forum in the past)–AND to tell you about a little email … Continue reading

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