Category Archives: Problem solving

Science is problem solving: two crucial first steps

I have an extremely intelligent friend with a Ph.D. in something really fancy who raised his kids with a great deal of freedom. I’m sure he did this for a number of reasons, but one that he articulated early on … Continue reading

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A wise surgeon’s advice on how to approach a problem

They knew I was wide awake, having refused all but local anesthesia, but I like to think they forgot, what with my face all hidden under that paper tent. After all, at this outpatient orthopedic surgery ward declining the happy … Continue reading

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