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They locked up Galileo

“The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is the successor to NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which surveyed the Milky Way for planets orbiting other stars. Covering a larger area of sky than Kepler, it will examine 200,000 stars, and scientists expect it to catalog more than 2,000 potential planets.” That is in quotation from the New York […]

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Religion vs. Science – What it's All About

It’s all about proving each other is wrong. It permeates the entire political sphere. It determines policies of U.S. Presidents, the Environmental Protection Agency and so on. It’s about trashing Earth or saving it. So who is wrong, who is right? Philosophy 1: God created Earth – perhaps as recently as 4,000 years ago. With […]

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Dangerous Kids Crossing the Border

We’re being overrun. Maybe we should make it a free country and show others how it can be. I don’t know about you, but where I work we don’t have enough people every morning. I’m not worried about my job being taken over.

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Well Traveled

I’ve been to 37 countries, 49 U.S. States and most of Canada. A lot of the places I’ve been have been transitory. Some of them have been semi-permanent. I can tell when I live in a semi-permanent place when: I get my mail there. I pull up weeds and get my fingernails dirty. I plant […]

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Self Driving Cars

“Are our social and legal structures ready to deal with self-driving cars? Or to put it another way — are we ready?” – asks the Los Angeles Times. Here’s the rational way to think about this. Self-driving cars are the safest way to go on the road, just as flying is the safest way to […]

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Monkeys are not friends

Here is a story posted today on the UK’s Daily. The story is also carried in multiple news outlets. I’ll have a commentary below. A newborn baby has been found drowned in a well after allegedly being snatched away by a monkey in eastern India. The infant was sleeping under a mosquito net at his […]

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Wearing a stupid smile

Sometimes, when I go to bed, I am wearing a stupid smile. Does that ever happen to you? Right now, as I type this, I have a stupid smile. No teeth, just the muscles in my cheeks pulling up. To relax them is a conscious issue. When I take it away, it’s sad underneath.

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