Monthly Archives: February 2011

Another Darwin


“Would it be too bold to imagine that in the great length of time since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind, – would it be too bold to imagine … Continue reading

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The Amerindian Sun Dance


There was a time, more than a hundred years ago, when the Plains Indians used to have a joyous festival to welcome the onset of the summer solstice. It was often held for a whole week, often culminating on July … Continue reading

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Let’s Remember Copernicus


A major factor in the transition from ancient science to modern science was the recognition that, with due respects to and admiration for the human species, our earth is simply not the center of the Universe. The person who formally … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS OF A MOSQUITO


I know not from where I come, I know not  where I go. But I like the muddy waters And the filth where I grow. A tiny egg it breaks up, And a wriggler I become, When I fly and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Music


On Music Most normal people who have time to spare enjoy music of one kind or another. As Shakespeare’s Lorenzo said in the Merchant of Venice, The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov’d with concord … Continue reading

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Remembering Galileo


Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564. He  was not just one of the giants in the first phase of modern science: he is reckoned as its founder. But he also got into trouble with ecclesiastical authorities, as much … Continue reading

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Unity and Diversity


We all belong to the same biological species, or as we say in more humanistic terms, we are all members of the same large human family; biologically speaking, we are all descendents of the same great apes. Yet, an important … Continue reading

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