Scientific Controversy

“The general public has long been divided into two parts; those who think that science can do anything and those who are afraid it will.” Thomas Pynchon an American novelist.

Fierce, sometimes anti-social, public positions here are interesting. Simply to get a scientific article published can take a battle royale with the decision-makers for a given scientific journal. The two positions Pynchon references seem to be the extreme positions where people don’t seem to understand they are seeing science as, painted with one brush.

It would seem frequently, undue fear and arrogance are the problems where objectivity falls short. Too many of us seem prone to agendas. May God grant us peace and a deeper appreciation of truth in addressing those controversies that separates us.

Little Things?

Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey

So I had assured my spouse, Kristine, that I could haul an old computer (PC) stored in the garage off to the recycling facility, once I had removed the hard drive. The hard drive contained confidential material and therefore I needed to save it. That assurance may have been, now, years ago.

I decided in the restrictive pandemic it was time to act on my assurance. I spoke to a lifetime friend who has helped me in a pinch before, as, I had no idea where to find it in the PC or what a hard drive looked like. I had never opened a computer to reveal the insides. He assured me it was something I could get accomplished with pictures and texts. This was despite a problem with spatial relations that had limited my mechanical aptitude for a mere 75 years.

On the other hand I knew I could…

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