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Tag Archives: science

Dec
14
2016

Parlour Games

I read a novel a long time ago where the characters played a parlour game at a dinner party.  Each player took it in turns to name a prominent work of literature that they had never read and they scored a point for every … Continue reading

May
26
2012

I’m Free

I read two articles this morning. The first was about the nature of the activity that we call science. The author uses the example of Anaximander’s realization that the Earth is not flat to illustrate what he believes to be … Continue reading

Mar
30
2012

The Righteous Mind

Love bloggingheads.tv. Love Jonathon Haidt. Love evolutionary psychology. Inevitable that I would love this. And I did.

Mar
18
2012

How Much Would You Pay for the Universe?

If you had asked me, six minutes ago, whether we should spend more money on NASA, I’d’ve said “No. Can’t afford it and it’s not a proper role for government.” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s testimony to the Senate may have just … Continue reading

Mar
18
2012

The Science of Jiggling

Having now shepherded two little clowns through elementary and middle school, a lot of teachers have crossed my path. It has been rare to come across one with a passion for science. I have come across teachers who apologize for how hard … Continue reading

Nov
19
2011

Let’s go tickle some rats

I’ve always assumed that humans were the only animals to laugh and that the cute noises that dolphins and chimps and friends make are just coincidentally similar to human laughter. I might be wrong, if this finding, described at Animal … Continue reading

Jul
26
2011

Hacker’s Diet

I’ve been following John Walker’s Hacker’s Diet for about nine months now. I love the simplicity of it. “Anyone can control their weight. It’s a simple matter of balancing calories.” – John Walker Mr Walker’s book is a fun, simple … Continue reading