Category Archives: Science / Engineering

A Geezer’s Short Intro to the iPad

I like reading on the iPad2. Despite some misgivings but fearful I might be missing something I got Santa to give me one for Christmas.  I’m glad I did. It was not clear to me beforehand just what it would … Continue reading

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Curiouser and Curiouser

How must come before why.  Before we humans try to answer the question, “Why are we here?”, it is necessary to ask, “How did we become thinking beings?”. Now, if you don’t believe in evolution, dear reader, you may stop … Continue reading

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Information Please

The world is awash in information.  It is nothing less than astonishing, when you think about it, that the written word has come so far from the invention of the printing press around 1440 to the internet in present times.  … Continue reading

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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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