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Dinner.

I think it is a sad reflection on our civilization that while we can and do measure the temperature in the atmosphere of Venus we do not know what goes on inside our soufflés —Nicholas Kurti   The word alinea is … Continue reading

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A Sure Thing…?

I am a strong proponent of research and investigation. I like to see if there is a scientific way to explain stuff, particularly, you know, the non-scientific stuff. This perhaps why I found Boobquake to be such a worthy endeavor, … Continue reading

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“On the other hand, you have different fingers.”

On the phone with a wise woman this morning (hi, mom) I was reminded that things just are what they are. No need to get all worked up about it, results of choices, realities and uncertainties alike. They just are … Continue reading

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It’s a bird! It’s a planet! It’s a Super Earth!

Poor Pluto. Demoted from planetary status to “Dwarf Planet” (not that there is anything wrong with that of course…) and now, with the introduction of Super-Earths, I guess it is really going to be a long haul back to planetary … Continue reading

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It’s the shortest day of the year!

“Call to mind the age-old spaciousness of informed imagination!” The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. This will be at 1:47 a.m. 22 December for … Continue reading

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Beginning = Ending? Or… Not?

Everything that has a beginning has an end. The Oracle in The Matrix had a lot of little gems that she liked to deliver with an interesting combination of didactic aplomb and relative indifference. And so she said: “Everything that … Continue reading

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“We choose to go to the moon…”

Today is the day – the 40 year anniversary of that small step for Neil Armstrong… But was it a giant step for mankind? I often wonder what it would have been like to be seeing that Apollo mission live … Continue reading

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