Category Archives: Science

To Think

Shortly after booting up the laptop this morning, its software began a “critical update”. This was unusual and unexpected, so my mind was thrown for a loop. My morning routine had been interrupted. My thoughts had been shifted away from … Continue reading

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Thinking About Exploration

One of my favorite quotes from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is, “Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing.” What he’s saying … Continue reading

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Owls And Larks

Jorge and I stumbled onto the topic of chronotypes this weekend. It all started when he asked if I categorize him as a night owl or an early bird. I said I hadn’t thought of him as either because he … Continue reading

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Electrifying

Our way of learning about dangers is often described as a¬†child touching a hot stove. The toddler learns to avoid doing that again. I distinctly remember a moment like that happening when I was five-years-old. I was checking out the … Continue reading

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A Subjective View Of Objectivity

Ever since I’ve been observing and writing about things and events, I’ve encountered the paradox of striving to be objective through the unavoidable fact of subjectivity. That is, the observer’s point of view changes everything. Whatever I observe and experience, … Continue reading

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Martians

Jonathan asked, “Why are Martians sometimes imagined as being green?” Taken aback, I flippantly answered, “Maybe their skin contains chlorophyll.” I wondered where Jonathan’s question was leading this time. My friend pressed on. “If sunlight on Mars is less intense … Continue reading

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Mind The Mind

“Curiosity is the lust of the mind.”–Thomas Hobbes The old Hobbes quote is one that pops up in my mind from time to time. This occurred this morning while observing “Orange” the cat who visits my doorstep nearly every day. … Continue reading

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