Category Archives: Science / Engineering

When Government Shines

“Time To Get Your Flu Shot”, a news item, caught my eye on the internet today.  Huh?  Seems too early, but I have noticed drug-store signs about vaccinations around town lately.  The AP item explains that the vaccine is stronger … Continue reading

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Ultimate Genealogy

To me, one of the great joys of life is the present availability of information.  The refinement of objective information through scientific collaboration and competition has converged with the internet to provide unprecedented access.  In a variety of fields such … Continue reading

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A mere 5 centuries ago, which is one-quarter of one percent of the time we humans have been around as a species, humanity was just emerging from the Dark Ages.  That was a time of incredible ignorance, superstition, disease and … Continue reading

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Mere Humans

(This article is being submitted for publication in the Joplin Globe.) Mr. Riley T. Jay in Sunday’s (5/16/2010) Globe guest editorial takes issue with the reality of the whole “global-warming notion.”  He states that modern society has a “. . … Continue reading

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If Animals Evolve, Can Thinking?

Attention: Texas School Board.  Evolution is real. An article in USA Today (5/4/2010, p. 4D), “Mosquitoes inherit tolerance to DEET” reports that, “When female mosquitoes known to be DEET-insensitive were bred with males whose sensitivity wasn’t known, the proportion of … Continue reading

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Blown Away By A Book?

I have always been a bookworm.  If you are a bibliophile too, you will probably want to read further, because this is about a book that is a truly exceptional achievement. Sixty years ago, when I was in the 7th … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go – Where Ever?

What are we to make of the Obama administration’s change of direction in manned space programs? This is a subject I am unsure of. The question not only involves science, but national pride and a big dose of politics. Continue reading

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