Further to this matter of words

How can we do justice to the importance of words? We speak. We listen. We write. We read. In all my teaching years I have tried to tell my students that with these deeds we can change the world. There was a Chinese saying I often shared with those students: I hear what you sayContinue reading “Further to this matter of words”

On Testing English

Words are loaded pistols according to J P Sartre. You certainly can shoot yourself in the foot with those unruly, dangerous little things. Some political power-seekers are showing  prodigious naivety when they claim a one-off test of English skills will be a valid and reliable measure of acceptability for new citizenship. This Fallacy of the Crucial Experiment, theContinue reading “On Testing English”

Incompetent Scientists Trumped

Creative Commons Is Our Image Source Vale Global Warming AKA Climate Change NOTE WELL:The Hogwash, Bilge, Claptrap And Hooey Are Over AT LAST OUR REALITY IS VERIFIED, VALIDATED AND ENDORSED All Hail to Post Truth! Now we can put the lies of 98% of the world’s scientists in their rightful place. Look at this example of what we can now castContinue reading “Incompetent Scientists Trumped”