“Two insights about RHS” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

1)  What I learned from watching TV:  Heard this female therapist in the BBC series Sherlock say that when remembering something, it’s not just the mind that remembers, but the body as well. 2)  I was thinking about the term “straw man” while walking yesterday.  See definition below: straw man ˌstrô ˈman/ noun: straw man … Continue reading “Two insights about RHS” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

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Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum (from Michael Kelly)

Below this message is a review ofm a book, from the journal Nature, about the still-unresolved double-slit experiment. By ‘unresolved’ I mean having a satisfying sense of why this happens the way it does. Although we can describe the effects of the experiments, as described in the review, as showing that quantum particles also have wave … Continue reading Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum (from Michael Kelly)

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“The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think” by Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Thaler

December 7, 2016 (NewYorker.com) The book “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds,” by Michael Lewis, tells the story of the psychologists Amos Tversky, left, and Daniel Kahneman, right. Photograph Courtesy Barbara Tversky In 2003, we reviewed “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis’s book about Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s. The book, we noted, had become … Continue reading “The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think” by Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Thaler

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“Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too” by Philip Perry (bigthink.com)

Two black holes swirling around one another. LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet).   June 8, 2017 Something happened 3 billion years1 ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an intense explosion and forming a solitary object 49 times as massive as our sun. The explosion formed … Continue reading “Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too” by Philip Perry (bigthink.com)

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What is Truth?

WHILE DEBATE ABOUT “TRUTH” SEEMS TO DOMINATE PUBLIC DISCOURSE LATELY, THIS IS NOTHING NEW: SCHOLARS AND THINKERS HAVE BEEN WRESTLING WITH CONCEPTS OF TRUTH SINCE ANCIENT TIMES.  (www.college.ucla.edu) For Bruins, including the humanities faculty we’ve quoted in this issue, the pursuit of truth is a fundamentally social process. Any claim is subject to testing, refinement and occasionally … Continue reading What is Truth?

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New Moon Solar Eclipse January 5, 2019

POSTED ON DECEMBER 24, 2018  BY MARINA (darkstarastrology.com) The New Moon Solar Eclipse 5 January 2019 falls at 15º Capricorn. The Solar eclipse is a partial one and the eclipse path will be mainly seen in northeast Asia. The New Moon January astrology has the Moon aligned with poetic and musical fixed star Vega found in Lyra the Harp. It is … Continue reading New Moon Solar Eclipse January 5, 2019

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