Science and Human Rights
curated by Don F Moyer PhD [link]
Physicist, Historian of Science,
Patent Agent, Teacher, Retired
Email: don@donmoyer.com

We made good progress in human rights with Obama as President. Now with the 115th congress and 45th president there are threats to reverse one hundred years of progress in human rights. So, I must keep my focus on advocating for human rights [link] here and everywhere I can.

Question all answers [link] [link]
Embrace Differences [link]
Be a force for science [link]

Previous posts [link].  Daily Posts:

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 This is an audacious innovation which might be a very big deal for human rights. It is about tricking a tobacco plant, tobacco because it is much studied and well understood. The plant is tricked to make a polio vaccine, the polio vaccine having no poliovirus, just the cover of the virus which is all that is needed to train our immune systems to kill polio virus. Great trick with many more applications [link].

Best science — Best human rights


Monday, 21 Aug 2017 We now have worries about actions that diminish the role of independent science in public health, public safety, and environmental policymaking. Thus, the Union of Concerned Scientists started a "Science Protection Project" to respond. This is very important [link]

Best science — Best human rights


Friday, 18 Aug 2017 We will need mountains of innovations to just feed us all in the not too distant future. Here is a link about an example showing what a big job this is [link].

Best science — Best human rights


Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 Even in troubled times we innovate. Where we innovate teaches a good lesson [link]. The lesson is that diversity is super important for innovation [link].

Best science — Best human rights


Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 I just finished a wonderful book — The House of Truth — about the foundations of US liberalism in the years between T Roosevelt as President and F D Roosevelt as President. [link].

My short definition of this liberalism is: Use evidence based public policies to serve human rights. The book shows the great network of persons committed to this goal and having skills to do this work, that network having a node at the house of truth in DC, and that network having a key node in Felix Frankfurter. That network filled key parts of the FDR administration thanks to Frankfurter.

Best science — Best human rights


Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 Here is another example of a young scientist specifying ways scientists ought to speak directly to the general public. Is this a movement? [link].

Best science — Best human rights


Monday, 14 Aug 2017 I am back from that short summer break. Today's link is to a big piece from The Atlantic about we got to our current crazy fantasy thinking. For me it is painful to revisit the steps I fought through to here and our crazy here [link].

Best science — Best human rights


Monday, 31 Jul 2017 Short summer break.

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Friday, 28 Jul 2017 Problem is that curiosity is very hard to define. There are several kinds. Curiosity is variable and can depend on external and internal variables. Nevertheless, it is not hard to recognize curiosity whatever kind, however varied. And, it is not hard to encourage that curiosity. Unfortunately it is easier to discourage that curiosity.

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Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 This piece from The Atlantic is a good example of a growing understanding that curiosity is essential for success in education and much more [link].

Big problem is that schools do not foster curiosity rather discourage curiosity. Which was my experience [link].

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