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Enewetak Atoll

Craters on Enewetak (formerly Eniwetok) Atoll, in the Marshall Islands (11°33’11.22″N, 162°20’52.71″E). Lacrosse Crater and Runit Dome: features are approx. 400 feet in diameter. Lacrosse (18:25 4 May 1956 GMT) had a 40 kT yield. Cactus (18:15 5 May 1958 GMT), at 18kT, left a crater that was used for dumping waste and then covered […]

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The Sokal Hoax Revisited

Alan Sokal’s notorious hoax gets re-examined, some 15 years later, by Michael Bérubé in “The Science Wars Redux” [Democracy, Issue #19, Winter 2011]. At 3QuarksDaily Dave Maier reviews Bérubé’s essay, in “Another Round with Michael Bérubé.” It’s interesting that the waters are still roiling after all these years, but more to the point is that […]

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Mr. Obama decries the “sanctimonious” attitude of those who criticize him from the left, while striking a deal with the Republicans, apparently without consulting with Congressional leaders in his own party. I am bewildered. I thought we elected a leader, not a Scolder-in-Chief. I had no illusions that Barack Obama was anything more than a […]

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