Category Archives: History

Recognizing the Mother of Global Warming

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
University of California at Santa Barbara: By all rights, Eunice Newton Foote should be a household name. More than a century and a half ago, Foote was part of one of…

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Why do we have time zones: time for change?

A few years ago I wrote a blog post on the topic of the total muddle that’s caused by the lack of a commonly accepted standard date format. Today, I’m going to waffle on about something similar. Before standard time … Continue reading

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Lunar Lander

For two hundred thousand years, humanity trundled along. And then the industrial revolution happened — and things took off… I recall, as a young boy, watching the Apollo 11 Moon landing. I remember looking forward to the day when I … Continue reading

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Climbing the Ladder of Awareness

Just so there can be no doubt, the following are not my words, they belong to Paul Chefurka. I reproduce them here because I believe they are insightful and worth repeating. Climbing the Ladder of Awareness by Paul Chefurka http://www.paulchefurka.ca/LadderOfAwareness.htmlContinue reading

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The dark side of the moon

This short wibblette is especially for Sue of Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary, who wondered recently “What is on the dark side of the Moon?”. “There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark.” — Pink Floyd, … Continue reading

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When life began there were no Baily’s beads

This is the last (currently) of some articles I intended as a connected series. If you have the time, you may appreciate visiting the others first (assuming you haven’t already): We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself … Continue reading

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The MLK quote I can’t stand…

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
I am a fan and admirer of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. His sermons and speeches arouse hope and a passion for justice in my heart. But honestly, there is one…

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The Antikythera mechanism

The device now known as the ‘Antikythera mechanism‘ — because of where it was discovered in the early 1900s — is a complex clockwork mechanism that is believed to have been constructed in the late second century BC. One of … Continue reading

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A new kind of self-awareness

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores the phenomenon of ‘the Overview Effect’ through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced it, and features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, … Continue reading

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A lunatic life

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as … Continue reading

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