Monthly Archives: February 2011

Which Schmitt?

Psychologists call it cognitive dissonance–that uncomfortable feeling you get when you hold two mutually exclusive ideas at the same time.  For much of my life I thought of Harrison “Jack” Schmitt as a kind of role model.  He preceded me … Continue reading

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Artic(sic)gate

Rarely does such a visible argument end with such a definite conclusion. In my Jan. 25 op-ed “Climate-change deniers ignore science,” I gently suggested that New Mexico’s Energy secretary designate Harrison “Jack” Schmitt might have made a mistake in his … Continue reading

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The Eye of Sauron is Upon Me

Last week, a small local newspaper–the Santa Fe New Mexican–published an opinion piece by me, a worker-bee scientist at a weapons lab whose notability (until now) has been limited to the narrow fields of  impact physics, national security implications of … Continue reading

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