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Acting Like Truth Matters

Folks have thought truth is important for quite a while: “Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.” (Aristotle, “Nicomachean_Ethics” (349 BC)) “3 Love and truth will meet; justice and peace will kiss. “Truth will spring from the earth; … Continue reading

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Ammonites, Dinosaurs, and Us

Today’s world is remarkable for a lack of dinosaurs. Big ones, anyway. Those critters would have been among the first things someone would notice here for upwards of 200,000,000 years. Then, about 66,000,000 years back, something awful happened. The only … Continue reading

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Good Intentions

Variations on “dead men tell no tales” go back at least to 1560 or thereabouts in my language. The idea is much older.1 As advice goes, it’s arguably flawed. Folks who are dead aren’t chatty, but their bodies occasionally pop … Continue reading

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First Americans?

Scientists used new DNA screening tech to study caves in Belgium, Croatia, France, Russia, and Spain. What they found wasn’t a big surprise. What’s exciting about the news is that we now have another tool for unraveling our family history. … Continue reading

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