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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Darwin – Origin of Species, Chapter 8

Again, Aloha Promises Forever has touched on both the life and legacy of Charles Darwin several times now and on Origin of Species  as well.  That being said, the tutorial we are following along with focuses on Chapter 8 today.  In … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Work of Science Has Nothing To Do With Consensus

“The work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Origin of Species – Darwin

The Origin of Species was published on November 24, 1859   We have previously discussed both Darwin and The Origin of Species  on earlier posts.  In keeping with the spirit of using the Harvard Classics as a tutorial today, we have … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Uniformity Of Change – Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell was born November 14, 1797.   We have previously discussed Charles Lyell and some of his scientific theories in prior posts.  Please review these for a deeper understanding. The subject we will discuss here is uniformitarianism.  This … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Forces of Gravitation – Faraday

“When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of Faraday, one of the greatest scientific discoverers … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Science Is Not A Matter of Consensus

“In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” —Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Does anyone remember when the Left was all about questioning authority? Does anyone remember that science is best … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Voyage of the Beagle – Darwin

In previous posts we have discussed both Darwin himself and the voyage of the Beagle.  It will be handy to cross reference these posts to gain a decent background of the material.  Today’s post will discuss how the second edition … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Ice and Glaciers – Hermann von Helmotz

“Whoever, in the pursuit of science, seeks after immediate practical utility may rest assured that he seeks in vain.” — Academic Discourse (Heidelberg 1862)[ As a manner of keeping perspective on science and its advancements, the Harvard Classics included a … Continue reading

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Great American Eclipse

Great American Eclipse by Michael Romani Monumental crowds wait in expectation Joined in the sensational celebration Excited smiled curve on all the lips In a once in a lifetime total eclipse There is a path of projected totality It is … Continue reading

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First Principles: Science Opens Eyes To Truth

“All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles … Continue reading

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