Category Archives for "Editorials"

Oct 02

Margaret Mead

Editorials

There is an apocryphal story all over social media about Margaret Mead. Here is how it starts: Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones. The […]

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May 27

Gun Deaths? Let’s Do Nothing!

Editorials

On this subject I’ve often written that doing nothing doesn’t seem to be working, which I firmly believed until I did a search through the old archives. This searching stuff all started when I suddenly remembered a “News of the Weird” story about this guy who got mad at his girlfriend. She ran out, hopped […]

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May 05

Funny . . . but

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On St Paddy’s Day, everyone dresses in green, there are shamrocks and leprechauns everywhere and even green beer. So on MLK’s birthday, I fix up some fried chicken and watermelon and suddenly the NAACP is on my ass! Okay, folks, that is a racist joke. But allow me to digress for a bit. Here’s something […]

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Feb 18

Profits Are More Precious Than People

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I’m old and tired of profits being more precious than people in this country. I fought proudly in Vietnam only to find out afterwards that we were fighting and dying over there for corporate profits. Reagan quashed Jimmy Carter’s energy initiatives to bolster profits for gas and oil, and now we’re facing an extinction event. […]

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Dec 24

Science for Non-Scientists

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First we must define the term “scientist.” Did you know that a college level biology student is a scientist? Yes, anyone who studies science is a scientist. This is quite different for other areas of interest. Studying art does not make you an artist. Studying philosophy doesn’t make you a philosopher, though I’m sure many […]

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Sep 17

Stupid People Are Loud and Proud, Really?

Editorials

We found an article in the New York Post, a tabloid full of sensational stories, lots of photos, with super-large, outrageous headlines, such as this one: Stupid People Are Loud and Proud. Here’s the opening: The most outspoken people “know the least but think they know the most,” according to science.   A new study […]

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