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It’s Never Aliens

It was a good year for aliens. Whether it was the fluctuations in the brightness of Tabby’s star, the oddly shaped interstellar visitor that passed through the Solar System, or a spate of sightings of UFOs, aliens received a lot … Continue reading

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Why Are Women Accused of Witchcraft

Why are women accused of witchcraft? Study in rural China gives clue Rural China sheds light on the role of witchcraft in society. Republished with permission from The Conversation. Ruth Mace, Author provided Ruth Mace, UCL From medieval witch hunts … Continue reading

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The Free Speech of Fools

Photo: StockSnap. CC0/Public Domain license. I’ve posted on free speech and freedom of expression before here on Green Comet. I talked about how people confused the right to free speech with the right to freedom from criticism for what they … Continue reading

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Pronoun is Shutting Down

One of my distributors is going out of business. Pronoun was an ebook publishing site that took submissions from authors and put them up on retail publishing sites for them. It was one of the efforts I joined in their … Continue reading

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Top Ten Posts of 2017

Here are the ten most viewed posts of 2017, not including permanent site components such as the home page, Downloads, Welcome, etc. Once again it seems I’ve become the Internet gateway for people wondering about spanking their wives. 1. Spanking … Continue reading

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FactChecking Science Claims in 2017

FactCheck is a website that checks claims made by politicians and others to see if they hold up under scrutiny. In this era of fake news and other lies, they help us to see what’s true and what isn’t. In … Continue reading

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Books Now in MOBI

After a very patient education by my friends on MobileRead, I have decided to make the books available in the mobi format. Contrary to my expectations, given its association with the Amazon Kindle, the mobi format has been freed, along … Continue reading

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Audiobooks Now in MP3

When I started recording readings of these books, I chose to offer them in OGG Vorbis format because it’s a free and open standard. That meant there would be no encumberances on the audio files due to patents or any … Continue reading

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Cirrus Homogenitus

Cloud of the Day – Cirrus Homogenitus In the past, meteorologists refused to include human-made phenomena in their classifications of cloud types. Yes, they said, the steam and smoke coming out of our smokestacks can appear like clouds or fog, … Continue reading

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The Plainsrunner

The writing is continuing to go well. I got two chapters done last week and I made a good start on chapter four today. Sometimes when I think about a story I wonder how there could ever be enough to … Continue reading

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