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qotd: September 8, 2013

qotd / Science

”With or without religion,” he said, ”you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” — Steven Weinberg via Crossing Flaming Swords Over God and Physics – Page 2 – New York Times.

Russell’s teapot

Natural world / qotd / Science

Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be […]

Three species

Natural world

Morning Birds The birds are waking up suspiciously before I do lately. They had to have started long before I woke today because there was already that blue twilight that brings to mind the word murky even though the air is clear. I have long ago decided (so I decide yet again) to refuse to question the words that my brain decides to add to the mix. So murky it is. Birds (from their calls): […]

Equinox 2013

Natural world

A very happy Spring Equinox to everyone who happens by. It’s finally turned into February here. This gray cold misty weather that we have now belongs to February and not to the tail end of March. This weather is what we go to Boulder to avoid. Our days are twelve and a half hours long now — past the actual definition of Equinox – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: equal night, when the night time is […]