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Curiosity and Science, Intent and Wisdom 11:22

(From Bonhams auction house, used w/o permission.) (Louis William Wain’s “A curious cat.” (ca. 1930)) As a behavior, curiosity is part of being a rat, a cat, or a human. In humans, at least, it’s also an emotion. Whether the … Continue reading

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A Trilobite With a Hyper-Compound Eye

It’s barely over two weeks since scientists at the University of Cologne published what they’d learned about a trilobite’s unique eye. Their research vindicated an amateur paleontologist’s observations, and very likely will raise more questions than it answers. That’s par … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11: Death, Daft Ideas and a Tree

These days, September 11th is mostly remembered as the date of the 9/11 attacks. But that’s not the only ‘on this day in history’ incident from my country’s history. The Halve Maen, for example, a Dutch East India Company vlieboot, … Continue reading

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