Category Archives: Science

That Jar Of Vaseline

Yesterday, while checking the condition of the engine and accessories under the hood of the ol’ Camry, I noticed a little bit of white powder on the positive terminal of the battery.  So, I cleaned off the corrosion with a … Continue reading

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Can Our Minds Be Hijacked?

Jorge asked an intriguing and somewhat scary question yesterday. Have our minds been hijacked? I fired back by saying, “Possibly.”  I continued my response by saying this is a question I’ve asked myself many times in the past, because we … Continue reading

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Prevent Melanoma

Three of my friends have experienced concern about suspicious moles or some sort of pre-cancerous spots on their skin. I’ve been fortunate in avoiding the same conditions even though I have “fair” skin. There is cause for concern because melanoma … Continue reading

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Charles Richter’s Scale

People like to compare things so we can wrap our minds around difficult concepts and events. For instance, there have long been means of comparing the severity of hurricanes and tornadoes.  If you’ve ever experienced a tremor or a full … Continue reading

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Sky Awareness

The sky is everpresent.  The sky is the part of our world that can be breathtakingly beautiful and at times, very frightening.  We would not exist without the sky.  Most of us only usually take notice of the sky when … Continue reading

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Thoughtlessness

When a person sincerely loves other people, one never truly thinks of duty or responsibility.  Duty and responsibility have been put in place to offset thoughtlessness. When a person strictly conforms to doctrine, economic theory, the “party line”, or social … Continue reading

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The Secret Life Of Fat (Review)

During my early years, I was actually underweight and very skinny.  When I hit the mid-40s, that all changed.  The weight and size began to continually increase.  Fat soon became a major concern in my life. Like many heavier people, … Continue reading

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