cfa22 writes: No idea why Slashdot did not pick this up last year, but I highly recommend Paul Ford's essay What is code? at BusinessWeek http://www.bloomberg.com/graph... It's from July of last year, but still worth the read.
...isn't that one of the exact flaws the article is accusing some modern research of? Plus I'm glad there are scientists there to conclude a drug is not safe and to show that MRIs are not useful in determining causes of chronic back pain; how is that a failure of science?
As an engineering professor, let me just say that if you bring a laptop to class, you might as well be wearing a dunce cap. It makes you look stupid, as in "I'll take the time to come to class but not pay attention." Most of my colleagues feel this way too.
I agree. Here's a nugget from the wikipedia page for the phrase:
James Morrow has been quoted as saying "'There are no atheists in foxholes' isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes."