Monthly Archives: March 2009

Life: Keeping you safe from a deterministic universe, Part III

So somewhere, somehow some chemicals started replicating. It’s no shame that science hasn’t cracked this yet. There are some great hints starting to become manifest, maybe RNA started it, but how is actually irrelevant to our metaphysical quest. Somehow it … Continue reading

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It was determined at the big bang you would read this post: Part II

I have great difficulty influencing the past. Try as I might, it seems to be a fixed place that manipulating is hard because time’s arrow, as it is called, moves in only one direction. Breathtakingly bright physicists don’t really see … Continue reading

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The reason there are tumbleweeds: Part I

As we returned from St. George yesterday on I-15 it was breath-stealing windy and tumbleweeds were occasionally blowing across the freeway. Most were about the size of basketballs. I told my teenage son that you don’t need to worry about … Continue reading

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So you want to learn something about evolution

So you’ve read Origin of Species and you want to learn something about modern evolutionary biology (or you’ve decided to save the classic for later, but you still want to get the low-down on modern evolutionary studies). There is a … Continue reading

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Greetings from Dakar

Sorry not to have posted for a while, I’m in Dakar, Senegal working on tsetse fly problems and the prep for this trip has slowed me down a bit. But I wanted to give you a heads up that good … Continue reading

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