Tag Archives: evolution

A Matter of Perspective

Fellow blogger, A Frank Angle recently treated us to a review of Carl Sagan’s famous video clip on “the blue marble”. It is one I never tire of.  Thanks, Frank. I too greatly admire Carl Sagan. He was not only … Continue reading

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It’s Only “Biddness”

Evolution is a systems phenomenon that applies to more than mere biology. Noted evolutionary biologist E. O. Wilson postulated that it even applies to culture. Last week I noticed that it applies to the media as well. I’m talking about … Continue reading

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On The Human Condition

An interesting thing about science is that while it is sometimes profound it is always incomplete. Science approaches complete understanding asymptotically, denouement denied but progress usually satisfying nonetheless. Our species, Homo Sapiens, young at some twenty millennia, has made enormous … Continue reading

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Life Begins At . . . ?

The recent dust-up between the Susan G. Komen charity foundation and Planned Parenthood coupled with the newly-introduced contraception provisions of the Affordable Care Act, have provided right-wing conservatives with a red-meat issue of the kind they’ve been seeking, never mind … Continue reading

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What Role, Government?

When human beings were hunter-gatherers living in small tribes, life was simple.  There was no need for the concept of money and possessions were limited to what one could carry – tools, weapons, animal skins, maybe some crockery. This state … Continue reading

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That’s The Way It Is

All too often newspaper commentary is banal, predictable and light on originality, so when I find a column that is none of those things I think it is worth some attention.  Investigative reporter and journalism teacher Max McCoy (whose picture … Continue reading

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Memetically Yours

The modern theory of information embodies an old concept, that information packets or patterns often take on a kind of life on their own through a process of imitation.  Robert Oxton Bolton (1572-1631) said: A belief is not merely an … Continue reading

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