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Monthly Archives: January, 2017

THE PERIL TO EARTHBOUND ASTRONOMY

PITY POOR Earthbound astronomers. Their telescopes have to gaze through more than haze. Other perils include L.E.D. street lighting, the Internet and then there is the prospect of autonomous cars. … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

CROWD-COUNT CROWING

IN THESE DAYS OF alternative facts, I realize that anything scientific may be a hard sell to some. However, recent brouhahas over counting people make this an irresistible topic of … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

MAKING AMERICA GREAT—AND TASTY TOO!

FOR THE FIRST time in its 15th biennial existence, the Bocuse d’Or, the Olympics of international chefdom, has been won by an American team. Head Chef Mathew Peters and his … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

A MOCKING APOLOGY

RECENTLY I mentioned the Wizard of Oz in an item On Satire, Self-Inflicted and Otherwise. In retrospect, after more research, I owe an apology to the Wizard. True, the Wizard … Continue reading

January 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

EXPLORING RATIONALITY, PART 2

IN MY CONTINUING exploration of rationality, I offer the completed Decimal Exploration table of rational numbers 1/2 through 1/17 expressed in decimal form. Sorry about 1/17. I cannot speak for … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

EXPLORING RATIONALITY, PART 1

THE WORD “RATIONAL” is wondrous. One meaning is “having reason or understanding, balanced.” Another, in mathematics, describes the ratio of two numbers, a fraction. In my continuing fractional fun, here … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

WATSON’S WAR WOUND

THERE’S A LOT OF scholarship, some of it contradictory, regarding the war wound of Dr. John H. Watson, chronicler of the world’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Exactly where was … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 2 Comments