The Perception Of Science!

Americans have the utmost respect and admiration for science. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t have enough education, training, and experience in science to know whether or not something they read or see is valid science or not. For most Americans scientists are perceived only as college professors, wealthy media personalities, and government officials. Do you know what the following famous scientists all had in common?   Galileo, Darwin, Faraday, Joule, Edison,…

Better Science For Mankind!

The process of explaining my profession to most has been to say the least, a lifelong exasperation that is as frustrating now as when I first entered it in 1985. Upon learning that I am a water engineer, the bombardment of questions has remained constant. What is the best water filter? What is the one test I can do to tell if my water is pure? What is the best…

The Day The Science Died! Commentary.

I don’t know the exact day that science died, but I was there when the end began. Somewhere during the Ronald Reagan-Bill Clinton era I remember hearing on television that American students were falling behind Asian students in the areas of mathematics and science. I remember hearing this quite a few more times over they years, but then, at some point, I didn’t hear it any more. I guess we…