A Hypothesis! question about Life on other planets. I’ve been watching old Star Trek episodes and they feature all sorts of different sentient life forms, some similar to humans and others vastly different. Mr. Spock, one of the Star trek characters, may have said to the captain: “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know…

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In the 1940’s and 50’s children were getting polio at an epidemic rate. Finally, there were vaccines developed by Drs. Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin. As a kid in the late 50’s, I was fairly unaware that there was a polio epidemic but I do remember getting the vaccine on a sugar cube. I have…

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September is a mid-point for the Northern hemisphere season of tropical cyclones. Where I live they are called hurricanes and in other places, cyclones and typhoons. By every name and in every circumstance, these storms can be the very apex of wind, rain and surge. Overall however, weather is fascinating. We all love rainy days…

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Science and medicine sometimes seem at odds. The health care practitioner seeks medicines and procedures that make people well and healthy. Science seeks to verify that medicines and procedures actually function as expected. The scientific process of doing multiple, well controlled studies takes a long time and often appears to hold back the availability of…

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