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Evolution for Everybody

I know polls say not even a majority of Americans accept that evolution is a result of natural processes, but this fact is nevertheless the #1 choice of a recent California central coast art cabal. This admittedly-not-scientific poll over the past … Continue reading

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Neandertals Are Us

When you’re a human evolution nerd like I am, you need to be discriminating about the source of your information.  It’s sometimes eye-rolling how big media hears about some kind of research or fossil discovery & immediately morphs it into … Continue reading

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Believing in Gravity

My latest meditation image is of the Sun viewed from about the location of Jupiter.  In my imagination-meditation, I see our home star as a bright speck, brighter than the other stars but clearly one of them, not owned or … Continue reading

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Bats in Portland

Don’t worry, this isn’t about the Dark Knight.  Well, maybe it is about the dark night & the bats that may come with it.  Have you ever really thought about bats??  I hadn’t. I took a much-needed 4-day mini-vacation in … Continue reading

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I Say Yay For Pop-Science!

I almost included “Good” in the title – as in Good Pop(ular) Science.  But of course, good goes without saying.  Just as we like good science, we should also demand good science communicated in ways that the general public can … Continue reading

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Can We Please Rename Homo Erectus?

I hope this won’t be too much of a rant, because I really appreciate the role that those homo erectus folks played in our evolution.  They not only migrated from Africa all the way to eastern Asia and parts of the Middle East … Continue reading

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High School English Teacher & Six-Legged Giant

I happened to recently reconnect with my wonderful high school English teacher from long ago in Los Angeles, or more specifically, the Valley.  Yes, I admit it, I’m a southern to northern California transplant, but that was 45 years ago … Continue reading

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