Science


Book Excerpt – Wise Leaders Value Intelligent Disobedience

Intelligent Disobedience does not imply that the authority figure is acting immorally, though that case certainly occurs. The individual with formal authority may simply be wrong for a variety of reasons. There are many other well- intentioned reasons that a person with authority may ask us to do something that […]


Book Excerpt – What is Intelligent Disobedience?

What exactly is Intelligent Disobedience? I had the same question when I first heard the term. These are two words that don’t usually fit together. We know what obedience is: following orders or rules or established ways of doing things. Obeying usually keeps life running smoothly. Disobedience is a contrary […]


NASA Scientists Display Intelligent Disobedience

NASA scientists and engineers made a very tough call. They cancelled the Mars Lander mission that was scheduled for this week because of a persistent leak that would have rendered a key scientific experiment unreliable. Why do I say this was a tough call? Due to the realities of interplanetary […]