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The Demon-Haunted World

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan “The chief deficiency I see in the skeptical movement is its polarization: Us vs. Them — the sense that we have a monopoly on the truth; that... Continue Reading →

This is our future.

The year 2020 is nearing an end. Our annus horribilis concludes. There is a light at the end of the tunnel but we can't be absolutely certain it is an opening. It might be an oncoming train but probably not.... Continue Reading →

Where did my ancestors come from?

23 and Me was where I found my biological family. Almost all of them live in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. One of my relatives who has a love of such things has traced the family tree all the way... Continue Reading →

So this is nuclear winter?

This morning the sunrise was a lovely pink. By mid-day it had worked its way up to a yellowish-orange. At 5 pm it was no longer visible. It is said that nuclear war will introduce so much smoke and soot... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the New Normal

Current map of the Bobcat fire as of the time of posting. Yellow burned 12 hours ago, red is burning now. The lines are 20-30 mph winds from the southwest. They can reverse direction very quickly. To the south are... Continue Reading →

Lake Fire explodes

Featured image from LA Co. Firefighters Local 1014. Yesterday this was the Lake fire. In the closeup, you can clearly see the wind direction, blowing from the east and averaging about 10 miles an hour. I added a cloud cover... Continue Reading →

Perseverance

Back in 1964, the US launched the first probe to Mars, Mariner 3. Then in 1976, we sent the first lander, Viking 1. Then Sojourner, the first rover, launched in 1995 and landed in 1997. We have kind of made... Continue Reading →

Comet watching

Featured image is from Space.com Comet Neowise is in the evening sky. If you are north of the equator, you'll be able to see it in the next few days in the northern sky just after sunset. Southern hemisphere is... Continue Reading →

Potpourri

By Herbert James Draper - The Bridgeman Art Library, Object 181779, Public Domain We had a palm tree removed from our front yard. I really didn't want to do it but there were over riding reasons. When we bought to house... Continue Reading →

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