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Why "Disorders of Sex Development"? (On Language and Life)

17 Nov 2007

I’m pragmatic. Just like my seven-year-old son, I’m old enough and smart enough to know that words can have different meanings in different contexts, and that sometimes a word that can make one person laugh and smile will make another cringe. We use the language that makes sense for what we want to achieve, given the context. When you speak a word, it doesn’t just matter what you say; it matters how the other person hears it.

Massive c.v. update!

12 Oct 2007

There are a lot of c.v.’s being updated today! The two thousand scientists who make up the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have won the Nobel Peace Prize! (Oh, and some layman named Al Gore has won it with them.)