Category Archives: Science

The Age of Creation

I’m reading “Now: The Physics of Time” by Richard Muller. It reminded me that by “the expansion of the universe” we don’t mean that the galaxies are moving away from each other, but that more space is being created between … Continue reading

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Of Myth and the Gift Economy

First published in 1983, may consider “The Gift” by Lewis Hyde “a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities”. Hyde claims that creativity is “a gift” … Continue reading

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Creating ones self

In his blog on technology for the writer’s group The Loft, my friend Don reinterprets the Ouroboros, conventional “he who eats the tail” as “that which creates itself by speaking itself.” I know I’m supposed to think the Ouroboros paradoxical. The … Continue reading

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The Search for Intelligent Design in the Universe

With the recent announcement of the Nobel price in Physics, which used Type 1a supernovae as a “standard candle” for measuring distance, I thought it would be interesting to repost this essay I wrote in February 2007. It was inspired, … Continue reading

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Will the 6th Uniformed Service keep us alive?

When asked to name the seven uniformed services of the United States, most people immediately reply: Army Navy Air Force Marines Then, after a bit of thought, they remember: Coast Guard OK. Got five. What are the missing two? One is … Continue reading

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Phi? Phi not!

Each month the Fremont Photographic Society runs a contest that includes a “special topic” category. In August the topic was “curves”. I was at a loss for a subject until my wife, Joy, suggested I photograph a shell. A first I … Continue reading

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