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AAPS News February 2024 – Definitions

 Volume 80, no. 2  Having a precise definition of terms is essential in mathematics, science, and law. There are undefined terms, but these are few and must be obvious and agreed upon by everyone: in […]

AAPS News January 2024 – Axioms

Volume 80, no. 1  Philosophy, culture, and forms of governance, like mathematics, are based on “self-evident truths” or axioms. If the axioms are changed, so is everything that follows. Consider a current example: performances of […]

AAPS News December 2023 – Burnout

Volume 79, no. 12  According to the American Medical Association, nearly 63% of physicians reported symptoms of burnout at the end of 2021,  up from the already high 38% in 2020, when the COVID pandemic […]

AAPS News November 2023 – Net Zero

Our science has progressed beyond that of the academy at Lagado in Gulliver’s Travels. One project was “extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to […]

AAPS News September 2023 – Beyond Fascism

 Volume 79, no. 9  September 2023 For decades, programs from both parties have been billed as “public-private partnerships.” While that may be the definition of fascism, it is applauded as having the good part of […]

AAPS News August 2023 – Transitioning America

 Volume 79, no. 8  August 2023 An attempt to transition America—to bring about Barack Obama’s promised “fundamental transformation”—is well underway. The rainbow “Pride” flag is replacing the Stars and Stripes in places like schoolrooms, and […]

AAPS News May 2023 – Dataism

 Volume 79, no. 5  May 2023 With enormous numbers of pixels, one can create images that look indistinguishable from reality. Virtual reality is now pervasive in entertainment. In Neal Stephenson’s 1992 science-fiction novel Snow Crash, the […]