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A Way to Speak

Roger Ebert has died. I always listened to Siskel and Ebert doing their movie reviews together, and frequently visited his blog and the archived reviews.  Like Christopher Hitchens, he spent his last years dealing with catastrophic illness that destroyed his … Continue reading

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Nicolaus Copernicus

For all his efforts, Nicolaus Copernicus is at the centre of the space-exploration universe. The astronomer, born 540 years ago today, has a crater on the moon and a NASA trajectory system. In 2009, German scientists honoured Copernicus with his … Continue reading

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Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries

  The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine.

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Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: 3

Searching Google Images for portraits of Carl Sagan, I came across this blog : It’s Carl Sagan’s birthday! Time to party like the starstuff that we are. I really don’t know, yet, whether to recommend this blog you, but I … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: 2

Michael Shermer and his colleagues are keeping Sagan’s valuable work alive. The website and the skeptic blog are worth visiting frequently. Here is Shermer’s elaboration of the baloney detection kit inspired by Sagan and directed against “junk science”:  the false … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: 1

Carl Edward Sagan ( November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences.   You may remember the 1980 PBS television series, Cosmos, the novel and … Continue reading

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Goldilocks Conditions and Threshhold Moments

This morning I got so caught up in the staggering complexity of the internet that my curiosity ran away with the clock and I did not leave myself enough time to write the blog I was thinking about. Perhaps tomorrow! … Continue reading

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