Category Archives: Science

Moon Day

July 19, 1969, the world awaited with baited breath for one of the most anticipated milestones to occur. The next day, two humans were scheduled to land a spacecraft and then walk on the surface of the Moon. As history … Continue reading

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Foolish All Alone

“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”–19th century industrialist, Andrew Carnegie I stumbled across the Carnegie quote while skimming a yellowed, vintage Omaha newspaper to determine … Continue reading

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To Think

We live in a confused society that has mistaken feeling for thinking. This state of being is not only excused, it’s encouraged. It is beneficial for the merchant to encourage our thinking through emotion-based advertising–caring parents buy brand A breakfast … Continue reading

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Save The Earth

“The campsite rule: Leave the campsite in better condition than you found it.” If you were in Boy or Girl Scouts, the campsite rule was one of the basic lessons you learned. It’s simple to mentally grasp and requires just … Continue reading

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Vaccination

The answer is yes. Whenever people ask if I plan to be vaccinated against Covid-19, I say I do. It seems peculiar that inoculation to prevent coming down with the virus should be controversial. The vaccine and the virus have … Continue reading

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Considerings About Science

Yesterday was the late, great Carl Sagan’s birthday, so I decided to watch an old installment of his acclaimed television series, “Cosmos”. After the DVD had booted up, I selected an episode at random. I am always struck by the … Continue reading

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Happy Carl Sagan Day

Of the numerous ways to describe him, Carl Sagan is remembered as one of the greatest science communicators. Some of us are old enough to remember Sagan’s television series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”. The 13-part program covered a wide range … Continue reading

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