The Meaning of Life, & Geek Immortality

The Meaning of Life and Immortality are Big Questions. But Big Questions can have simple answers, and one of those answers turns out to be – Doggerel! This blog tells personal stories that for me illuminate these Big Questions and … Continue reading

VW Cheat: “Dieselgate” Roils Auto World

How could a respected and successful company like VW cheat eleven million of its loyal customers? “Dieselgate” is one name being given to the scandal that is shaming Volkswagen, the world’s highest-revenue vehicle manufacturer. This blog summarizes the facts, then … Continue reading

Declaration of Independence from Political Rants

Science Fact. Political rants are one of the downsides of the enhanced communications that the Internet, e-mail and social media have made possible. While we scan the news, the jokes, the family photos, the joys and sorrows of our friends, … Continue reading

Invisible Body or Out Of Body – You Choose

Science Fact: Who has not wanted to be invisible, at least some time in their life? To be the fly on the wall observing some private moment. To gracefully avoid an embarrassing situation. To experience the power of seeing without … Continue reading

GMO Humans – Science Collides with Ethics

Science Fact: GMO humans – that’s people, genetically modified: the latest collision of science with ethics. If you’re uneasy about eating foods that are GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), how do you feel about people designing their next child from an online … Continue reading

Head Transplant – The Ultimate Makeover

Science Fact: Head transplant, otherwise known as full body replacement, is the ultimate makeover. Swap out your entire body! In a single treatment, you instantly cure heart disease, abdominal cancer, back pain, constipation and ingrown toenails. All you need is … Continue reading

Similarity: Control Your Destiny

Science Fact. Similarity is a theory that addresses the question: given our science-based knowledge of the world around us, is it possible for telepathy and similar “psychic phenomena” to exist? An unexpected byproduct of Similarity is that, if the theory … Continue reading