Science Category

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Subscribing to science, believing in God, practicing Christianity

This is a subject that evokes so much emotion, that I will try to keep my ideas and suggestions here brief. I am sure most Americans are aware of the “debate” that took place recently between Bill Nye and Ken Ham on Creationism and Evolution. If you missed it, you can watch it here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/04/271648691/watch-the-creationism-vs-evolution-debate-bill-nye-and-ken-ham. So, […]

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