How ( not ) to criticize

How ( not ) to criticize

Recently, I became involved in a discussion triggered by an article dealing with the alleged misconducts of Steven Pinker, Sam Harris and Michael Shermer. Since I have read most of Pinker's and Harris books over the years, I will focus on their work. Those who read the Salon article will immediately recognize the polemic tone [...]

Climate, Complexity & Randomness

Climate, Complexity & Randomness

After publishing my last article on the usefulness of climate models, I received some extensive criticism, noting that several definitions and wordings were somewhat blurred. Reason enough, therefore, to devote a little more attention to the topic of climate and complex systems. Complex systems appear in various forms. Be it within engineering sciences to model [...]