Big goals should not scare us. Failing should not scare us, either. With failing, we learn and get better. With goals, we have direction and a challenge to push us to excel. My goals are insanely huge. My life experience over the last few decades has not only prepared me for this, but has given … More Statement of Purpose: Rod Martin, Jr.
Talk to many a scientist these days and they will tell you that “skepticism” is how science is done. I’ve heard this from a number of scientists of whom I admire. There is a big problem with that belief. One guiding principle to which I do adhere tells us that science should not be biased. … More Skepticism: How Science is Not Done
Matching Patterns Everything in the universe is connected in one fashion or another. There are repeating patterns from the microscopic scale to the universal. Neuron connections in the brain look surprisingly like universal clusters of galaxies. Spiral shells of the Nautilus look hauntingly similar to other spirals in nature, including the shapes of spiral galaxies. … More Creativity, Science and Math
I love being creative. It’s what I live for. Channeling all that creative energy has remained a challenge. I’ve made mistakes; some big ones. But I don’t regret any of it. All of it has been a richly rewarding, learning experience. In this article, I discuss my current projects and the arc of my own … More Creativity, Internet, Websites, Books, Software and Videos… Oh, My!
Science relies heavily on replication—the ability to repeat phenomena given the same inputs and conditions. If a phenomenon cannot be replicated, then one unavoidable possibility is that the initial conditions have not yet been replicated. The only other possibility is that the known conditions were not causally linked, so it’s likely the phenomenon will never … More How Science Fails to Recognize Initial Conditions
What is a “trillion dollar” speech? Quite simply, it is a speech which affects a trillion dollar industry. In this case, the “climate change” industry. Every once in awhile, there is a gem of a talk that explains everything about a topic in a succinct, easy-to-understand package that nails down the answer to a burning … More Trillion Dollar Climate Change Speech