State of the Art

Should Bioengineering Graduates Seek Employment in the Defense Industry?

Author(s): Art Johnson
Should Bioengineering Graduates Seek Employment in the Defense Industry? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

They say that the difference between a mechanical engineer and a civil engineer is that the mechanical engineer develops weapons whereas a civil engineer designs targets. The implication is that…

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The Obvious Answer

Author(s): Art Johnson
The Obvious Answer 150 150 IEEE Pulse

In his book Everything Is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer, Duncan Watts posits that what we value as worthwhile is often determined by chance. He cites the case of the famous painting the Mona…

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Hands

Author(s): Art Johnson
Hands 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Hands are awesome. Hands are marvelous in every sense of the word and are as important to us collectively and individually as are our intellects. Hands are the difference between…

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The Fallacy of Genetic Selection

Author(s): Art Johnson
The Fallacy of Genetic Selection 150 150 IEEE Pulse

“Genetic elements … contribute to survival and reproduction of the organism. Those that do not are quickly weeded out by selection.” —Rob Dorit [1] This common statement, and ones like…

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Faith in Science

Author(s): Art Johnson
Faith in Science 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Skeptics deny the validity of religious beliefs, as if science is completely reasonable and only religion depends on faith. They ignore or deny that scientific beliefs also require faith in…

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