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Book Review: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figure:  The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly Although I watched the movie that was based on an early version of this book when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Signature In The Cell

Signature In The Cell:  DNA And The Evidence For Intelligent Design, by Stephen C. Meyer I have wanted to read this book for a long time and upon reading it, I gain an appreciation for how the author’s peer-reviewed writing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Biomimicry

Biomimicry:  Innovation Inspired By Nature, by Janine M. Benyus I want to make it plain at the outset that I did not like this book.  Reading this book was a frustrating experience for many reasons.  For one, the tone of … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Engineer Is Human

To Engineer Is Human:  The Role Of Failure In Successful Design, by Henry Petroski Although my work world has not reflected my educational background in engineering for some time, from time to time I enjoy reading books about engineering, and … Continue reading

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Video Review: Great Courses: Understanding The World’s Greatest Structures: Science And Innovation From Antiquity To Modernity

Great Courses:  Understanding The World’s Greatest Structures:  Science And Innovation From Antiquity To Modernity, by Professor Stephen Ressler Make no mistake, this was a very enjoyable course to take, and one that many people would likely get a great deal … Continue reading

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A Garden Worth Returning To

Yesterday evening during the course of my epic travels [1], I was invited by a friend of mine to go along with her and her mother to a garden.  At first the garden was not specified and I had in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Electricity For The Farm

Electricity For The Farm, by Frederick Irving Anderson From time to time I write about farming [1], although admittedly not many books are released about the subject to wide audiences these days given the small number of American farmers.  This … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Container Principle

The Container Principle:  How A Box Changes The Way We Think, by Alexander Klose On the face of it, this book should have been an obvious one for me to appreciate.  After all, few people have had a life that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hidden Figures

Recently I saw a hilarious trailer for this film where an obviously intelligent woman with glasses was being interrogated by a bureaucrat played ably by Kevin Costner where she had to defend herself against accusations that she was a Russian … Continue reading

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A Pre-Mortem Thought Experiment On The Second American Civil War: Part Three

[Note:  For those interested in reading this grim thought experiment from the beginning, read part one and part two.] As we find to the conclusion of this thought experiment about a civil war between progressive and traditionalist elements in the … Continue reading

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