Monthly Archives: December 2012

Year in Review

by Judith Curry

The end of year provides an opportunity to reflect on significant events of the past year.

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Can we avoid fooling ourselves?

by Judith Curry

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. - Richard Feynman

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How might intellectual humility lead to scientific insight?

by Judith Curry

Philosophers known as “virtue epistemologists” claim that the goods of the intellectual life—knowledge, wisdom, understanding, etc.—are more easily obtained by persons possessing mature traits of intellectual character, such as open-mindedness, teachability, and intellectual courage, than by persons who lack these virtues or who are marked by their opposing vices.  - Jay Wood

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Cli-Fi

by Judith Curry

There is a fledgling new genre in fiction.

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The Goldilocks Principle

by Judith Curry

On what we can learn from Goldilocks and The Three Bears regarding our perceptions of climate, climate science, communication and policy.

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Open thread weekend

by Judith Curry

It’s your turn to introduce some new topics for discussion.

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Never look a polar bear in the eye

by Judith Curry

Advocates and scientists have tied the Earth’s fate to that of the polar bear. But what happens if this lumbering giant proves more resilient than the rest of us? – Zac Unger

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