Category Archives: science

Tangled Wire Theory

Last night I put my headphones on the kitchen table. The leads were attached to my iPad. The power chord was separated from the headphone wires by several inches. I fell asleep to dreams of Thailand. I do miss my family. The next morning I woke early and went into the kitchen. The iPad is […]

Survival Of The Stupidest

Charles Darwin was blessed to have circumnavigated the globe in the HMS Beagle. His observations during the five-year voyage of the Southern Seas provided the young self-funded naturalist the time to develop with the theory of Natural Selection or Evolution as well as realized that throughout time Earth had experienced profound geological changes. No one […]

Light Stops On A Dime

According to Wikipedia the f-number (sometimes called focal ratio, f-ratio, f-stop, or relative aperture[1]) of an optical system is the ratio of the lens’s focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil.[2] It is a dimensionless number that is a quantitative measure of lens speed, and an important concept in photography. The constriction of […]

Galileo’s Eternal Salute

Galileo Galilei helped restore science to Europe with his telescopic exploration of the solar system and stars. The Holy Mother Church in Rome was confounded by his heliocentric beliefs that the Earth revolved around the Sun, which was contrary to geocentricism. His Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems attacked the ignorance of Pope Urban […]

Living Long Is The Best Revenge

My great-grandaunt Bert lived to 103. Aunt Marge made it to 95. My father hit 90. My family suffers longevity well and at 60 I can still beat teenagers at basketball, so I suspect that I’m headed for a ripe old age in full control of my diminishing facilities and if so I hope to […]