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RIP Apostrophe

Grammar of the Day – Apostrophe The Apostrophe Protection Society website was created in 2001, and it looks like it. Never mind. It’s the content that matters, not the style. Right? That’s how it used to be, anyway. In the … Continue reading

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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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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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What Emotion is That?

Photo Credit: .kleine. cc-by-nc-sa. via The Only Emotions I Can Feel are Anger and Fear – The Seattle Star You don’t have to be a psychopath or a sociopath to have trouble feeling or identifying your emotions. You could have … Continue reading

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Idioms

I wasn’t sure how to kick off this post, so I’ve been skirting the problem. Now I’ve decided to stop beating around the bush and take the bull by the horns. The objective is to get to the bottom of … Continue reading

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