From the "scientist & skeptic" category:
About a month ago I wrote a short post about reading through some of my old Calvin and Hobbes comics. By some miracle of the unintended combination of the right words and the information reliability score of this blog, that page …read the full post ⇒
Ah, June… Summer is at our doorstep, the days are (almost all of them) seeming to get a little bit longer, and for the second year in a row I am partaking in my daily blogging exercise, marginally focused along a …read the full post ⇒
Plato’s famous “Allegory of the Cave” offers us a Matrix-likened philosophy of people trapped in an illusion cast as mere fire-lit shadows of a bigger reality. Those who escape, we are told, return to the cave to inform the others but …read the full post ⇒
As a holiday gift, I bought The Girl a light-up replica of the moon. It now hangs from a small nail on her bedroom wall. Its diameter is roughly thirty centimeters of textured, semi-translucent plastic and via a variety of functions …read the full post ⇒
Our breakfast cereal is narrated by the morning news while the Girl is dripping honey down the front of her pajamas. But then such a mess is nothing compared to usual coverage of overseas protests, international economics, and local traffic reports …read the full post ⇒
There were a trilogy of science fiction books that I read back in my high school and university days called the “Requiem for Homo Sapiens” by an American author named David Zindell. I don’t really have a solid gauge on their …read the full post ⇒
A day involving news about space travel, the moon, and the number 42. That’s my kinda story.
Or, at least, that is to say, forty-two years ago today the Apollo 11 moon mission touched down in the Sea of Tranquillity on the …
As many of you know, I ventured south, across the border, WITHOUT my family this past weekend to meet up with some friends and attend a sciencey-type conference in Las Vegas.
I also realize that many of you have mixed ideas or feelings …