SC Flooding

by james on October 10, 2015

in Education, Science and Technology

                    Congaree River during the record flood of 1908, when the river crested at 40 ft…about 9 ft. higher than the current flood event (31 ft).  For comparison, the worst SC floods on record occurred in 1903, 1908, 1940, 1945, and 1990.         […]

Consensus for thee

by james on September 21, 2015

in Uncategorized

Interesting stories from the National Association of Scholars on the use of ‘consensus’ as the blunt weapon to silence those whose opinions are unpopular with the club wielder. Academic “consensus” is in the news. Stetson University professor of psychology Christopher Ferguson, writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, recently gave a run-down on how the American […]