Emanuel Derman

The Complexities of Advertising

By Emanuel Derman
August 8, 2012

I’m attending a meeting on complexity at the Santa Fe Institute, and today there was a panel during which someone bemoaned the absence of science reporting in US newspapers, and mentioned that even the NY Times Science section is mostly not serious. Someone from the UK then remarked that science programming on British TV is much better.

The perils of pragmamorphism

By Emanuel Derman
September 23, 2011

Having been a scientist, one of my major pet peeves is the naïve use of science. Let me give you several examples.