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When We Die Do We Die?

June 24, 2016 – An interesting question that new research is shedding light upon, dying doesn’t necessarily suppress everything in our bodies. No we are not talking about ... Continue Reading →
Science is a vaccine against ignorance

What Happens When a Country or Culture Becomes Science Blind?

May 4, 2016 – It is increasingly clear that the United States will face a fall election with science a potential victim in the outcome. Of course I am talking about two phenomena: ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Diabetics Get Finger Prick and Injection Reprieve

March 22, 2016 – Seoul National University researchers in Korea, working with MC10, a Massachusetts electronics company, have developed a skin patch that reads blood glucose levels ... Continue Reading →
Humai's vision

Reinventing Afterlife – AI Company on a Mission to Bring You Back After You Die

November 27, 2015 – This sounds like science fiction at its spookiest but a Los Angeles-based artificial intelligence company called Humai, short for Human Resurrection Through ... Continue Reading →
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The Danube Trip Has Made Me Think About How Nations Need to Adapt to the 21st Century

September 8, 2015 – We started in the Czech Republic, then Germany, Austria and Hungary. Because we did more highway than river we got to see not just urban centres but the countryside. ... Continue Reading →
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Education and the Future – Two Paradigms

July 12, 2015 – Young people face a very different future from previous generations. Career paths outside of hard science professions are not as secure as in the past. Any work ... Continue Reading →
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When the Pope Gets it Right Even Atheists Sit Up and Take Notice

June 18, 2015 – Although couched in biblical terms and phrases, the head of the Roman Catholic Church couldn’t have said it better in proclaiming “praise be to you, ... Continue Reading →
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NASA Meets Theologians to Discuss How We Respond to E.T.

September 25, 2014 – Last week the Library of Congress in Washington hosted a two-day symposium entitled “Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding ... Continue Reading →
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It is Easier to be Selectively Aware of Science Today Than Face Our Future with the Facts

April 22, 2014 – Last night I watched an HBO documentary called “Questioning Darwin.” It took an in-depth look at those who reject Darwin’s theory of natural ... Continue Reading →
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EGO versus ECO, Happiness versus Growth: Changing the Human Paradigm

December 12, 2013 – Some food for thought before the arrival of Christmas 2013 and the developing of resolutions for the coming year 2014. What is in our near future? What I hope ... Continue Reading →