It seems, these days, that environmental studies are more political than scientific. Friedrich Nietzsche said, β€œHe who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby becomes a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” I’m not going into the abyss of our environmental issues but…

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The Earth is over four billion years old. How do we know this? There are no written records because no one was around to write them. A lot of people have spent a lot of time applying observation, logic and inference to determine how old the earth is and how things evolved here. A handy…

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The Science Circle is taking a Summer holiday break from July 1 to September 1 and Hypothesis! is following suit. So, for today… here is a small trip down hypothetical lane. At one time people thought the world was flat. The Flat Earth Society still exists today, but science and space explorers have settled the…

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When I learned to program a computer, my university only owned ONE computer. It was an IBM 1620 digital computer. It had a memory bank made up of tiny magnets strung on wires that provided 20,000 storage positions. We talked to it via punched cards and a typewriter. It was wonderful. Today I have a…

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