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Biology Teacher in Mobile, AL

Groups: Systems Thinking, Mardi Gras Memories, Money and Public Purpose

Diaries published: 20 (379 days since last diary on Fri May 16, 2014 at 07:57 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 3572 (24 days since last comment on Wed May 06, 2015 at 01:29 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 631

Total Comment Ratings: 6491

Most Recommended Diary: UPDATED: MrConservative gets it wrong with added snappy comebacks!, 52 comments, 244 recommends

People Following bmcphail: 20

bmcphail's Most Recent Diaries:

The political barriers to amending the constitution are formidable, but I think that systems science can come to the rescue. The negative feedback loop is a time-honored way to keep systems on an ...
by bmcphail
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri May 16, 2014 at 07:57 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
In the darkness of early evening, I was walking down to the corner store and I passed a neighbor of mine washing his car. We fell into friendly conversation and of course it came around to the ...
by bmcphail
Comment Count 173 comments on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 04:14 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
State departments of motor vehicles are cultural icons of government at its most bureaucratic, inefficient, and obtuse. At least according to their reputation, heedless unconcern for the citizens' ...
by bmcphail
Comment Count 118 comments on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 05:10 PM PDT with 128 Recommends
One of the most interesting and peculiar characters of the Dracula saga is the pitiful and repulsive Renfield, held in thrall by Dracula and compelled to eat insects, spiders, and birds in a deluded ...
by bmcphail
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 09:48 AM PST with 1 Recommend
I have perennial discussions with conservative friends about the proper and improper ways to use statistics. Although the saying goes "Figures lie and liars figure" there is in fact a right way and ...
by bmcphail
Comment Count 52 comments on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 09:50 AM PST with 244 Recommends
I have perennial discussions with conservative friends about the proper and improper ways to use statistics. "I keep trying to teach you, B, charts and figures will never matter if you don't look ...
by bmcphail
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 06:12 PM PST with 13 Recommends

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