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Tap Dance & the Snow Job

In search of a little light reading, I grabbed Rupert Sheldrake’s book Science Set Free from my shelf. Evidently I bought it ten years ago, and also evidently I never read it, as it’s not marked up. I think I … Continue reading

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Blinded by Non-Science

Let’s start with a proposition, and see where it leads us. The proposition, which I’m pretty sure would be subscribed to, and┬ápassionately,┬áby most adherents of most of the world’s religions, is this: There are important facts about the Universe that … Continue reading

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Digging It

Archaeology is how we come to understand who we are. The traces that remain of the distant past are being obliterated across the globe — submerged behind new dams, bulldozed to make way for freeways and high-rises — and that’s … Continue reading

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Academic Piffle

I just boxed up two books on archaeology to return them to Amazon. (Good news: Amazon makes it easy!) I bought the books because I wanted to learn about Mediterranean prehistory — the Neolithic and the Bronze Age. What I … Continue reading

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The Fast Track

I’ve always been fascinated by human evolution — by how, against all odds, our species became what it is today. Aside from simple curiosity, I cherish the faint hope that if we know who we are, we’ll be able to … Continue reading

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