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How Science is Reshaping the Race Debate

I’ve written about racism before. I think I’ve made it clear that I don’t think science can justify dividing us into “races.” The similarities among us are too great, and the differences within the “races” are also too great. As … Continue reading

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Hummimgbirds

Guest Post From time to time I will be publishing posts from guest authors whose writings I think will interest people. Of course, all opinions and assertions in these posts belong solely to the authors and do not necessarily agree … Continue reading

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Just a Friendly Debate

I have a collection of comics that I visit regularly and once in a while I like to share them here. For instance, here’s one about Jesus and Mo celebrating International Women’s day in their singular fashion. One source for … Continue reading

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On Volunteerism

Guest Post From time to time I will be publishing posts from guest authors whose writings I think will interest people. Of course, all opinions and assertions in these posts belong solely to the authors and do not necessarily agree … Continue reading

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In Defense of Disbelief

“Vierge Marie”by leo.jeje is licensed under CC BY 2.0 How appropriate that right after Laird’s post, On Spiritual Matters, I should come across this Scientific American article discussing belief and disbelief. The author explains how he was initially indoctrinated to … Continue reading

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On Spiritual Matters

Guest Post From time to time I will be publishing posts from guest authors whose writings I think will interest people. Of course, all opinions and assertions in these posts belong solely to the authors and do not necessarily agree … Continue reading

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Cumulus Flammagenitus

Cloud of the Day – Cumulus Flammagenitus The International Cloud Atlas fifth edition, published in 2017, has included cloud types that were not recognized before, including types that are caused by humans and other unexpected sources. I’ve already posted on … Continue reading

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The Prime – Halftime Report

I still haven’t come up with an image to use with this book. I have been writing my current novel — tentatively titled The Prime — for three months now, and I’m halfway through. That means it’s time for a … Continue reading

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Green Comet Available in Stores

Green Comet is showing up in stores. I’ll update this post as it appears in more outlets. Even though I have released Green Comet with a Creative Commons license, I’ve been encouraged to give people the opportunity to reward me … Continue reading

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Transliterations of Alien Texts

People ask why I use human referents in my stories about aliens. Why, for instance, did Archie take the name Archimedes when his history doesn’t include Archimedes? Shouldn’t Archie have named himself after a great mathematician from his own world? … Continue reading

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