Category Archives: Science

Kingdom of Plants 3D

As my family and I consider cutting the cable cord, we enjoyed viewing Kingdom of Plants 3D on an alternate streaming source. We have a significant stash of David Attenborough nature documentaries on our living room shelves. None surpass this … Continue reading

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Of Sharks And Spectacle

I noticed that the Discovery Channel doubles down on its Michael Phelps vs Great White Shark race. All the promotion, interviews and the program itself made clear that the challenge wasn’t a side-by-side race. In Phelps vs. Shark, we enlisted … Continue reading

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On Climate

When I changed majors halfway through college from straight biology to biology-geology, I had an opportunity to enroll in a summer course after sophomore year, GEO 204. I don’t remember the title, but it was about climatology. We focused a lot on ice … Continue reading

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Corporate Disrespect

Wells Fargo was about the third or fourth company that held my Kansas City mortgage. If I still lived there, I’d have to explore some way of selling the debt to someone else. Or raising such a ruckus they’d give … Continue reading

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Science in the Self Interest

A good friend from college has an excellent hard-hitting piece here, citing ways in which leaders in our culture have thwarted the search for knowledge and ultimately, to the detriment of people present and in the future. His conclusion: The … Continue reading

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Trillions

So there are almost five-hundred trees on Planet Earth for every human being. At the time of Jesus it was 25,000 to 1. That’s just a guess.

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Human Spaceflight, 1950

Fascinating story on how Britain might have launched a space explorer ten years before Alan Shepard arced over the western Atlantic. Postwar UK had a lot of other things to deal with. If my recollection of history is right, I … Continue reading

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