Posts by Lisa

Where does all this money end up, anyway?

When money moves around, it undergoes name changes. Money moving from a corporation into some nice math and landing somewhere in the government is — tax…

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Why psychology isn’t science: Alex B. Berezow

A doctorate in microbiology wrote this piece about psychology not being science. Why can we definitively say that? Because psychology often does not meet the five…

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Jonathan Franzen

Start with a fun fact. Did you know: trust fund hipsters (allegedly there are a few different types) are sometimes looked down upon for converting real…

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Truth

As Professor Dumbledore once said: A beautiful and terrible thing. Reaching it is either delightfully or devilishly tricky. (The pursuit of it keeps UBC running, anyways.)…

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Intelligence and Good Ideas

I am re-thinking a few things: a) where intelligence comes from and b) where good ideas come from and c) whether or not those are actually…

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I may never know..

a) why trains are roomy versus why airplanes are crammed and b) why the popularity of hats in Britain has never quite translated over to this…

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How We Sustain: UBC’s John Robinson

I dug up this image from Word and I set out to look at it from a few different perspectives. I saw… an underused piece of…

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Toby

An introduction is in order. First, though, a personal TV hero (are those allowed?) He’s perhaps a¬†familiar face to those who watch The West Wing, a…

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