Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Millionaire Myth

A chance encounter the other day led me to a short discussion with a couple of ultra conservatives.  These are people who believe that our system is not rigged and the greatest thing about America is that anyone can become … Continue reading

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Building on Previous Work

This came up in a recent conversation.  Someone asked why I couldn’t give them a recent peer-reviewed paper that supported the idea of mutation as a driver for evolution.  My basic reply is because it’s so basic, everyone knows that … Continue reading

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What, exactly, are facts?

“Fact checkers come to this with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs, and we’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers,” he said. This quote is from a pollster for the Romney campaign.  I have … Continue reading

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On turning 40

You know, I’ve been dreading it for a while (about 40 years).  But it wasn’t so bad.  My best friend came over with his daughter and son.  I haven’t seen him in several years and we had a good time. … Continue reading

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The Keep

Are you a gamer?  Do you have more than a couple of games?  Do you ever take your games somewhere else to play? If you answer those as ‘yes’, then you need a Keep.  Personally, I want two. First, let’s … Continue reading

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My Web Comics

When the whole web-comic appeared, I didn’t think too much of it.  But then I found a really good one.  Then I found another and another.  I thought I would share my favorites.  It’s a good way to kill a … Continue reading

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Roots

When people speak of their roots, they are speaking about their history about their past and their culture.  But more often than not, they are also speaking of their home. In days past, a family would live in a home … Continue reading

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