Category Archives: science

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 […]

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 67 I can still beat some 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 […]

Albert Einstein And God

‎”…The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can change this.” Albert Einstein in a letter ps The physicist is credited with formulating the theory of […]

The End Of Science

The GOP have nurtured a strong disdain of science in their followers as recently evinced by the declaration by Congressman Paul Broun that, “God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit […]

Flying With The Windows Down

Last Monday a small electrical fire forced the airplane carrying Mitt Romney’s wife to make an emergency landing in Denver. The passengers escaped from the stricken jet without injury and later on stage at a political rally the GOP presidential candidate expressed his relief that his wife was safe and then said, “When you have […]