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Brian H. Gill
I was born in 1951. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. One of the kids graduated from college in December, 2008, and is helping her husband run businesses and raise my granddaughter; another is a cartoonist and artist; #3 daughter is a writer; my son is developing a digital game with #3 and #1 daughters. I'm also a writer and artist.
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- Blog - David Torkington
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- The Curt Jester
Punditry, Prayer, Parody, Polemics, Puns from a Papist Perspective
- If I Might Interject
One Catholic tries to interject the Perspective of the Church
- Sparrowfare (peggyhaslar.com)
Seed-Searches among the Stones
Happy. Southern. Catholic.
- Time for Reflections
(Victor S. E. Moubarak)
Ubi caritas et amor. Deus ibi est.
(Where [there is] charity and love. God is there.)
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Tag Archives: astronomy
Super-Duper Super Earths and the Search for Life
This week, I’ll talk about Professor Ethan Siegel’s view that “the myth of the super-habitable super-Earth planet” is “a scientific catastrophe”, other non-catastrophes; and a problem with “super-Earths” as a label. Along the way I’ll look at science, news, headlines … Continue reading
TRAPPIST-1 and the Mysterious Pea Pod Planets
There may have been times when one generation’s world was much like another’s. This is not one of those times. Science textbooks of my youth included speculation that Earth’s mountains exist because our planet has been cooling and shrinking. One … Continue reading
TRAPPIST-1 b Measured by Webb: Hot, Airless
The TRAPPIST-1 planetary system is news again, this time because we’ve taken the innermost planet’s temperature. That, by itself, isn’t newsworthy. We’ve been using infrared observations to learn how hot exoplanets are at least since 2006.1 What makes the latest … Continue reading