Category Archives: Science and Technology

Prescription for Ethics: An Antidote to the Worship of Scientific Learning

The university where I teach states its mission as “foster[ing] intellectual inquiry and critical thinking, preparing graduates who will serve as effective, ethical leaders and engaged citizens.” It’s a tall order, and I have read this statement to myself many … Continue reading

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A Hackney Cab Ride through The Corporation of The City of Baltimore: 1834

With free blacks and slaves sharing the streets alongside merchant bankers, shopkeepers, artisans, seaman, and an influx of immigrant labor, antebellum Baltimore City in the early 1830s was growing fast. Irish and German emigrants often booked passage with Baltimore as … Continue reading

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The Absolutely Unbiased Algorithmic Job Interview

Some large enterprises like Fannie Mae, Bank of America, General Motors, or A.I.G. might occasionally be lax in their hiring processes. With such unwieldy organizations, a mistake or two in hiring can happen and isn’t always of much concern, especially … Continue reading

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O’Malley’s Green Energy Grid Could Soon Be Trumped

I am all for electing Maryland’s former Governor Martin O’Malley the 45th president of these United States, not because I align myself with his political party, but mostly because I believe in good old-fashioned nepotism, and I’m convinced that his … Continue reading

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Let’s Keep Our Skies Open to Drones

My friend and financial advisor, Ellis Wyatt III, who I am pleased to relate, has recovered nicely from the hate mongering he endured after the 2008 financial crisis, tells me he’s got a new issue on his radar. In the … Continue reading

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Capturing Fall Color

We’ve arrived at the peak of fall, and much like mold allergies and runny noses, the tumbling leaves and colors of the season are everywhere: the purple maple, the copper oak, the golden-bronze beech. With low gas prices, nature lovers … Continue reading

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When Miracles Don’t Matter

The Catholic Church has long struggled with its relationship with science. Is God a Clock Maker who sets everything in motion or is He a Tinkerer? Is He one who simply winds the clock and sits back on his cosmic … Continue reading

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