LAB CAUTION Anger combines readily with fear, forming the acid hate – active and volatile – avoid direct contact – harmful or fatal if swallowed.Read more "Lab Caution"
UNABLE TO PULL IT TOGETHER No particle known is unaffected by gravity’s inexorable force, but, perhaps it was not yet perfected at the Big Bang, which was everything’s source. The entire mass of the Universe lacked the density to form a black hole but instead expanded, which seems perverse, as though gravity failed to […]Read more "UNABLE TO PULL IT TOGETHER"
PONDEROUS PUNDIT In the future, there’s a scientist who arrives at what is ultimately true, but, since the only way to share his view is to bore his listeners through and through with lectures that lull to literal sleep before he completes his explanations, the concepts he conveys will have to keep, since he […]Read more "PONDEROUS PUNDIT"
COGNITIVE DISCORDANCE A man dependent on technology to communicate his brilliance of mind has nonetheless warned that biology cannot keep pace and may get left behind. As intelligence turns artificial, warns Hawking, it’s an existential threat. Benign for now and quite beneficial, future advances are yet to be met. As computational skill amasses, and A.I. […]Read more "COGNITIVE DISCORDANCE"
MODERN NONCHALANCE The Sun King at his zenith prominence never knew how luxurious this feels. His lavish carriage conveyed opulence, but bumped down cobbled roads on wooden wheels. He’d have to let the horses rest and eat each journey, at least twice; it was no race, and … silent mostly, but for the hoof […]Read more "MODERN NONCHALANCE"
PEDAGOGIC PROTOCOL Be careful what analogies you use. Sometimes they are literally taken and could misrepresent, mislead, confuse, or trap in a premise that’s mistaken the very minds that you seek to inform about the design and nature of things, and, worse, it could just cause them to conform to notions false and erred […]Read more "PEDAGOGIC PROTOCOL"
I found out too late about: Cristian Mihai’s competition Obviously I’ve thought about this theme previously. Congratulations to the winner. WHY WE WRITE Poets have dreams on paper, that we craft to sail thought’s ocean on an idea raft. Unperturbed, though known ports may be far aft – our “S.O.S.” means “Start […]Read more "Why We Write"
FATED NEBULAE Like supernovae artists, clouds disperse behemoth art, as stars annihilate. “Sombrero,” “Crab” and “Horsehead” populate the gallery of our known universe. There’s “Eagle” and “Pillars Of Creation,” There’s “Ant,” “Tarantula” and “Pelican.” There’s even one called “Big Running Chicken.” One slightly resembles our great nation. These interstellar Rorschach tests reveal the shapes […]Read more "FATED NEBULAE"
THE IMAGINARY ABSOLUTE Gustav Köln was a physicist for life. His work had been all that mattered to him, but he had recently taken a wife – a dedicated co-worker named Kim. She’d always been worshipfully supportive to scientific quests and inquiry, but she had turned quite clearly abortive on what was his big opportunity. […]Read more "THE IMAGINARY ABSOLUTE"
ASTRONOMY TODAY A single, barely blushing pixel tells of another world that could be like our own – so far away, it’s at the resolution limit of our very best telescopes. nonetheless, it still speaks volumes within this dot. I love the form of the fibonacci in reverse for this particular topic. Its lines diminish […]Read more "ASTRONOMY TODAY"