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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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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Voyage of the Beagle

Originally published in 1839, as Darwin’s Journal and Remarks, when this work was republished in 1905, it became The Voyage of the Beagle.  This may have caused a little concern at the time.  After all, this journal was actually the third volume … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: On the Origins of Species – Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life is a book written for us non-specialist readers by Charles Darwin. Thankfully, the public and scientists alike have come … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Conscience Isn’t Dictated By Majority Rule

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” -Harper Lee, writer (28 Apr 1926-2016) Atticus Finch states this in Chapter 11 of To Kill A Mockingbird. If you’re inclined to read the full text of this … Continue reading

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