Category Archives: Science

Time Travellers

“I find the whole time travel question very unsettling if you take it to its logical extension. I think it might eventually be possible, but then what happens?”–actor, William Shatner Who hasn’t fantasized about going back in time or forward … Continue reading

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Something About Insight

Many people are fearful towards insight because of the possibility that their most cherished opinions and beliefs might be disproven. This is one important reason why we are wise to be careful about attachments to view. If one is free … Continue reading

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Smart Is Cool

During an old interview of Dolly Parton by Johnny Carson, Parton mentioned that people frequently underestimate her intelligence. She told Carson that people see her blonde hair and hear her southern accent and pigeonhole her as someone who isn’t very … Continue reading

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To Awaken

We are advised to seek opportunities to learn and grow, but we don’t always take such advice seriously. We enhance our lives when we take the initiative to awaken our intellectual curiosity that lies in wait within us. Have you … Continue reading

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Anticipated Nostalgia

The Moon is in its Waxing Gibbous phase today. It’s approximately 70-percent illuminated, so its reflected light onto the neighborhood early this morning was considerable. Even without binoculars, I could make out irregularities on the Moon’s surface. Ever since our … Continue reading

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Banned

“An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship – it is a crime against our nature as human beings.”–Salman Rushdie Whenever someone issues an edict or warning with the aim of preventing me from reading something, … Continue reading

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Pluto Demoted

16 years ago today Pluto was demoted. During a meeting of the IAU (the International Astronomical Union) members voted to downgrade the then ninth Planet to “Dwarf Planet” status. Since then, the reassignment has been one of astronomy’s most controversial … Continue reading

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