Science Category

Phlooey!

You may rightfully wonder where I have been and why I would choose this of all moments to put up a new post. Well, like many of you, I have some extra time on my hands right now and I would rather be talking to you than sitting in front of the toob, feeling my […]

Read More

The Minority Retort

At a funeral a few years ago, I had a memorable conversation with one of Geoffrey’s brothers. He is the in-laws family scholar, a PhD, with degrees in philosophy (Catholic) and law (yup – Catholic).  He is also extremely conservative, has a large family of children, who are home-schooled and then enrolled at a local Catholic college — all of them, […]

Read More

Sciense and nonsense

Following my theme from last week, thinking about my dad and his influence on my life, I was intrigued by an ad I saw recently from Bayer.  My dad worked for Sterling Drug, which owned Bayer, early in his career as a bench chemist.  Sceptical as I am about a chinese wall being erected between […]

Read More

Snofu

Have I mentioned my distress at what I refer to as the ‘bumpkinification’ of America? I will explain in a minute. But, I am just as disgusted with our wimpification too.  So, before I get going, let’s take a look back at this week before zeroing in on this post. Rewind In a word, this […]

Read More

Cherchez la faim

There is so little time to do anything frivolous these days.  One thing I miss is listening to NPR.  When I visit my relatives in North Carolina, I stay with Annabelle’s parents, two college professors to whom I am related on my mother’s side. They have two big-screen TVs but those are disconnected most of […]

Read More