Category Archives: Science

How To Kill People, Legally …

Though the ease and frequency with which we perform this task outside the law suggest that it should not be so, killing people legally — execution — is turning out to be quite a problem. A recent Arizona execution occupied … Continue reading

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New Brain Science May Bring Tinfoil Hats Into Fashion …

Whether some of the current reports are coming from brain science labs or from: “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is becoming difficult to say for sure. Specific memories, we are now told, have been suppressed and reactivated in rats. Electrical … Continue reading

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Cosmology, Religion, Politics, Human Nature … And Reality?

There is much that we don’t understand in our cosmos. We don’t understand relativity, for instance. They say that a traveler at high speed through space would, were he to return to earth, find that decades had passed in an … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorreceted)

Another Saturday reminiscence of the week’s fears, formalities and foolishness: The S&P 500 set a new, record high for the stock market, while NASDAQ reached a 14 year top. Recommended: It’s time to recall that the stock market moves in … Continue reading

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Climate Truth May Be Stranger Than Al Gore …

That everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it has been attributed to Charles Dudley Warner and to Samuel Clemens and if you except Al Gore and President Obama, remains largely true today. And while politicians are … Continue reading

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Was Your Great, Great, Great Grandfather A Neanderthal?

You grew up with ‘evolution’ didn’t you? How homo australoppithecus became homo habilis who morphed into Neanderthals who eventually were replaced by us. That’s in all the textbooks, after all. . But it seemingly ain’t so, any more (┬áSome archaeologists … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene… (Politically Uncorrected)

Another Saturday compendium of current events to annoy, amuse or amaze as you decide. We see something in each; you evaluate for yourself. They are all hors d’oeurvres from the platter of present reality. In Harlem, a group of black … Continue reading

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