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Arecibo Radio Telescope 1963-2020

Part of the Arecibo radio telescope collapsed this summer. A supporting cable had snapped. Another cable gave way this month. I’d like to be writing about plans to repair the dish, replace aging cables and restore the historic observatory to … Continue reading

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Religion and Science: Different Paths to Reality

Scientific discoveries haven’t threatened my faith. I don’t see how they could, since I think that reality and truth exist. And that they’re real. In other words, I think I’m not a figment of your imagination and that we live … Continue reading

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Armistice, Veterans, Poppy and Remembrance Day

November 11 is Veterans Day. It’s also called Armistice Day, Poppy Day and Remembrance Day. The Armistice Day Moniker made sense in 1919, a year after Ferdinand Foch signed the Armistice of Compiègne. A year without appalling body counts was … Continue reading

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Halloween, COVID-19, Wolfgang’s Axe and Apple Bobbing

(“It’s the best I could do on short notice.” (“Cinderella’s Halloween”) 😉 ) Halloween will be different this year. Mostly because we’re still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. I don’t know what it’ll look like here in Sauk Centre. Safer … Continue reading

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