Daily Archives: February 16, 2011

Christmas and Mawlid-al-Nabi: Some Strange Parallels

Today the Muslims of the world celebrate Mawlid-al-Nabi, (literally “birth of the prophet”) the festival of the birth of Mohammad, their prophet, according to the Islamic lunar calendar.  This is a sort of popular festival with many strange parallels with … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: The Double Helix

Who “discovered” the double helix in DNA?  If your answer is Watson and/or Crick, you’re wrong, but that is the answer most people automatically think of.  Having read and reviewed James Watson’s work The Double Helix [1], it is worthwhile … Continue reading

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When Scientists Go Rogue

What happens when you get a scientific lab with too much free time on its hand, a desire in apocalyptic prophecies, and a firm belief in Global Warming and the inevitable rise of sea levels?  You get the University of … Continue reading

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Into Empty Lands

One of my several completed writing projects is a work titled Terra Nullis [1], an examination of the variety of barriers to space colonization that need to be overcome, an essay that takes about 80 pages, and includes a history … Continue reading

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