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Earth’s Forests are “Diminished Imitations” of “Real” Trees

I want to be optimistic about humanity — I really do. But it seems like every morning I wake up to a new low in the annals of human stupidity. Let me make up an example. This may be believed … Continue reading

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"… a ginger cat having a fit in a bowl of tomatoes."

Is this how Mark Twain described a painting of English Artist William Turner? Because I am interested in the Sun, I have been reading  Chasing the Sun, The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life by Richard Cohen. … Continue reading

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Never to poke your ear with your elbow

Trying to view the Moon tonight (Monday, March 27, 2017) would be like trying to poke your ear with your elbow — you can’t do it and it would not be very bright if you tried. You see, the Moon … Continue reading

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Crater/Dome Illusion

Just a share of my post on Earthsky.org: http://earthsky.org/space/the-crater-dome-illusion Please check it out there.  

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Vesper Shines in the Evening Sky

Any clear night through early March, look to the western sky shortly after it gets dark. You can’t miss that extremely bright “star.” Some have mistaken it for the landing lights of an incoming plane, and in the past it … Continue reading

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Lies will not make “America Great Again”

It is clear that all politicians lie or distort the truth to some extent, but it also is oh so obvious that Trump simply has no shame and no conscience. So many lies and complete fabrications just to get people … Continue reading

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Think that you are “bad” at math?

Are you one of those people who tell yourself that you are “bad” at math? Does just the thought of numbers cause you to seize up and maybe start foaming at the mouth? Relax. You are not bad at math. … Continue reading

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