from Erasmatazz by Chris Crawford
In this essay, Crawford discusses the implications of technology’s exponential growth paired with the exceedingly slow (if any) progress of society and culture. In his view the implications of this disparity are frightening. Continue reading The Fall of Homo Sapiens
Benito Mussolini in the March on Rome that installed him as dictator in Italy
I’m sure by now most of my regular readers are aware that Trump and his allies are plotting (violent) revenge against all those trying to hold them accountable for their many crimes. Democracies can die and be replaced by dictatorships. Continue reading The End of America?
I went back to first and fifth grade today as the special friend of two of my grandchildren. Continue reading Going Back To First and Fifth Grade
Enrico Fermi (1901–1954)
Our universe is vast beyond imagination. Really, you cannot imagine how vast it is. If you look into the night sky in perfect conditions you might be able to see about 2,500 stars, but that is only 0.000001 of the stars in the Milky Way. Continue reading Fermi Paradox
George Johnson is a prolific science writer—the author of nine books and hundreds of articles. He has written 14 articles for the New York Times in 2014 alone. Here is a brief summary of his Beyond Energy, Matter, Time and Space. Continue reading “Beyond Energy, Matter, Time and Space”