Monthly Archives: December 2012

Where are the economists?

The lifeblood of science is data. No matter how ingenious human beings have proved to be, scientific progress has always depended on new data being produced. If you work in science (or engineering) for a long time, you tend to … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Third Level Education

As Al Pacino says in Godfather 3,  “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”. I hadn’t intended to write any more blogs before Christmas, but I can’t help it! Earlier third week I wrote a … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

After an incredibly eventful two years in which I have written a textbook, started a blog, covered for ill colleagues, spent a year on dialysis and had a kidney transplant, I’m taking some time off to watch shit loads of … Continue reading

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Project Maths: Another success story….not really

Great News on the Project Maths front it would seem. Progress is good by all accounts! According to the Examiner, a recent evaluation done by some UK quango or other has concluded that (my comments in bold): 1. “Students at … Continue reading

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