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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Did you realize that the variegated surface of our brains is actually divided into a number of distinct areas? Korbinian Brodmann identified 52 different cell patterns in the cortex in 1909 and today we know the functions associated with most, if not all, of them. My friend, Osan Gar, set about to develop a teaching…

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“Philosophy is a talk on a cereal box… Philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks… “ Words in a song attempt to define philosophy but like some abstract Buddhist teaching they leave us with nothing definite to hang on to. But these words do point to the fact that philosophy is a bit hard…

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