Category Archives: Science

Weirdos

This week a selection of videos about Buckminster Fuller came up on my YouTube feed. So, on a whim, I clicked on one of the thumbnail links. Bucky was a textbook case of a weirdo genius. He was one of … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know

One of my school chums could never say, “I don’t know”. If one of my friends┬ácornered him on a fabricated answer, he only became more defensive. Gary was actually a pretty intelligent guy. He went on to graduate school and … Continue reading

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Disaster From The Sky

“So, what’s new?” I asked Jorge during a long lag in conversation. My friend exclaimed that he could hardly wait for the Swift-Tuttle comet to arrive in our part of the Solar System. I was rather surprised at his statement … Continue reading

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Happy Space Exploration Day

I think today should be celebrated in the same manner that the US celebrates Columbus Day. Perhaps it should even supplant Columbus Day. But, that’s just my opinion. Throughout the Americas, Columbus Day commemorates the anniversary of Columbus’ landing in … Continue reading

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Realization

My trucker friend, Jorge, stopped by yesterday on his way to Sioux City, Iowa. My pal said he had just had an epiphany or a mental flash that caused him to slow down on the road in order to avoid … Continue reading

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Understanding

The small, brilliant spider worked hard to extricate a leaf fragment that had blown into her web. It was fascinating to watch her carefully remove the portions of the web where the leaf had stuck. I went back inside the … Continue reading

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At Aphelion

Of all the astronomical terms for our seasonal events, solstice and equinox are hands-down the most familiar and popular. Meantime perihelion and aphelion are much less familiar to us and are rarely the subjects for casual conversation. This is probably … Continue reading

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