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  Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Here's an interesting AP article discussing one of Bush's favorite rhetorical devices: constructing straw men representing extreme opposite views, vaguely attributing them to his political opponents, then opposing them.

Of course, both Republicans and Democrats use this particular rhetorical device. But we should start calling them all on it.

8:28:26 PM    comment []

Today Microsoft Research released a report called Toward 2020 Science which was painstakingly written over several months by an international set of reknowned scientists as a broad look at how computing is going to affect the sciences over the next 15 or so years.

It's a great read. So much so, that Nature has devoted a special issue to it. Microsoft Research sponsored the issue so that Nature would make all of the articles freely available on the Web, but to be clear Microsoft Research exercised no editorial control over the issue. BTW, Nature has a cool blog discussing science and technology.

11:16:58 AM    comment []

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