While reading the Carl Sagan book The Demon Haunted World, which is a classic about science, pseudoscience, and technology, I came across a section in which Sagan essentially discusses how science develops and what it actually is. His argument is that it’s really a method of seeing the world. Science isn’t the rote memorization and recitation of facts or the publication of experiments in journals, but a way of thinking. While there’s nothing new about this argument, I think it’s a clear enough distinction that is often forgotten in the world of declaring one a scientists because you have some advanced degree. In particular, one of the examples he used struck home.
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[inline:]Should you for some reason be in danger of taking Mo Farah's achievements for granted, after his fifth World Championships distance gold, his sixth straight season dominating each year's biggest championship and his seventh global title, there are a few things you might wish to consider.
I was quite impressed with Ryan Hill's running and winning at the US championships. He has grown as a distance runner under the watchful eye of Coach Jerry Schumacher after his collegiate tenure with Rollie Geiger. Hill has a wry sense of humor and knows he is being a great opportunity.
Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the final of the men's 10,000 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing on August 22, 2015. PHOTO | OLIVIER MORIN | AFP
Kerri Gallagher is preparing for the biggest race of her career. The former Bishop Kearney and Fordham University star is racing in the 1,500 meters for Team USA at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Beijing on Aug. 22, and has herself ready to give her best.
World 800 metres record-holder David Rudisha is happy with his improved shape ahead of the World Championships in Athletics that start in Beijing in a week’s time.
INDIANAPOLIS – USATF athletes preparing to compete in the IAAF World Championships will get quality sleep, thanks to USA Track & Field’s partnership with premium bedding topper company, airweave. Airweave will provide USATF with toppers at Team USA training camp August 10-27 in Narita, Japan. Athletes in Narita will be preparing for competition at the IAAF World Championships, to be held August 22-30 in Beijing.
When Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon using a bold and well-timed mid-race breakaway, the major story was his becoming the first American man to win the race in 31 years. Not far behind on the attention-grabbing scale, though, was the fact that Meb had accomplished the feat just two weeks shy of his 39th birthday, making him the oldest person to win the race since 1931.
Four-day race weekend is first collaboration with Lucasfilm; Aerospace company Sierra Nevada Corporation to be inaugural event’s presenting sponsor; Race registration opens June 10 - ANAHEIM, Calif.
Seattle – June 4, 2014 –To celebrate National Running Day, Brooks Running Company connected with runners across the country to find out what its favorite sports means to others. The company’s second annual Brooks Run Happy Nation Report, reveals the positive (and sometimes steamy) impact of running both on and off the road.
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