Archive for November, 2012

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My Thoughts On The Cosmos

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

As I mentioned not too long ago, I’ve been slowly watching each of Woody Allen’s movies.  In one of them, the narrator quotes Shakespeare, “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale […]

Just Leave Us Alone!

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Why can’t they just leave us alone, respect our constitutional right to privacy, and quit spying on us?   According to law enforcement agencies, the rising popularity of Internet chat services like Skype has made it difficult to eavesdrop on suspects’ communications. But now a California businessman is weighing in with what he claims is […]

Our Leaders Are Unqualified

Monday, November 19th, 2012

We have a problem.  Our leaders seem to think they can govern an advanced technological civilization without having even a basic understanding of science and technology.  Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla) seems to think the age of the Earth is a complete mystery. “I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, […]

We Have Good Reason For Humility

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Just a few days ago was Carl Sagan day, but I forgot to post something remembering him.  He’s a hero of mine, along with Richard Feynman and Richard Dawkins.  They taught me to think critically and introduced me to many scientific ideas which have profoundly changed how I view the world. With these changes came […]

Our Story In 1 Minute

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Though this isn’t a Symphony of Science video, Melodysheep always makes great videos.   This is the human race’s complete story in one minute.

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