Category Archives: Science

LQCs: Symmetry and Simplicity

Here’s a science item from the New York Times a couple weeks ago that presents what seems to be a mystery or conundrum about nature (and evolution) that turns out to have a simple answer that, once pointed out, seems … Continue reading

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LQCs: Doomism

OnlySky, Adam Lee, 4 March 2022: Against doomism, subtitled, “Don’t confuse ‘more dramatic’ for ‘more likely’”

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Carl Sagan, PALE BLUE DOT (1994), post 1

This was one of Carl Sagan’s last books, published in 1994 (by Random House) just two years before his death in 1996. It’s subtitled “A Vision of the Human Future in Space,” though on the inside flap it’s referred to … Continue reading

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LQCs: More about DST and the effects on US states

Maps of how DST would affect US states, and commentaries.

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LQCs: Legislating Reality: Redefining “Noon”

A bill passed the Senate today to make Daylight Saving [not Savings] Time permanent. This, in effect, would redefine noon, in the US, to be the time of day indicated by 1pm on the clock. This is, in effect, changing … Continue reading

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LQCs: Existential Problems

There are real, existential problems that humanity needs to worry about.

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David Deutsch, THE FABRIC OF REALITY

Subtitled: The Science of Parallel Universes—and Its Implications. Published Aug. 1997 by Allen Lane, Penguin Press. 390pp, of which 24pp are bibliography and index. Here is a book that took me a year and a half to read, but was … Continue reading

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Ls&Cs: How People Think, or Not

I continue to be fascinated about how people think, or don’t think, and how they draw or maintain conclusions about the world around them. The particular things believed aren’t the point, exactly.

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Ls&Qs&Cs: Regressive Agendas

Three posts today about versions of the Republican agenda.

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Fareed Zakaria, TEN LESSONS FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD (2020)

Here’s the next book with a numbered agenda up for summary (following Harari’s 21 Lessons). It came out in October 2020, with journalistic promptness just six or seven months after the beginning of the lockdown, though before vaccines became available … Continue reading

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