The Nurture Of Nature

THE NURTURE OF NATURE We think we can preserve the life we see by simply storing it genetic’ly, or in museums of taxidermy or zoos, that almost let it wander free. An animal that’s caged might perform stunts But wont display natural behavior the tiger that is fed no longer hunts, and the zookeeper is […]

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Schrödinger‘s Outcome

If explanation is desired, a “bit” is anything with two choices (such as alive or dead, on or off, etc.) and is therefore binary (either/or).  Of course, in the quantum world this binary distinction breaks down when unobserved and can become both and neither, simultaneously, until measurement (observation) occurs. Schrödinger‘s Outcome   Schrödinger reduced his […]

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Natural Selection

Natural Selection first appeared in Poetic Justice in 1984. Note: Barnacles begin life as free swimming crustaceans, but, at maturity, secrete the strongest known natural glue in which to secure their heads, and for the rest of their lives they remain stationary, kicking food into their mouths, using their legs as syphoning filters for plankton. […]

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Beastly Obsession

🎼🎤 🎶 play This offering is just a little treat for Halloween.  It is the first of what I call my expanded sonnets, sonnet squared or sonnet sets.  Each is composed of 14 Shakespearean sonnets (196 lines of poetry), and ends with the last two sonnets having the same, but transposed rhyme scheme, so as to […]

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Neurologically Normal

NEUROLOGICALLY NORMAL Swimming in separate body oceans a variety of evolutions take place. In the dark, with secret motions, the neurons bunch in weird convolutions. Held gently afloat in nutrient brine, their dendrites mysteriously enlaced, they interact in ways hard to define, within the skulls in which they are encased. So they don’t become depressed […]

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Entropic Hope

ENTROPIC HOPE   Dr. Smart, with sweeping dioramics, summarized theory accepted today: “The first few laws of thermodynamics: You can’t win, break even or get away.   “No matter speed of acceleration, the universe runs down since the Big Bang. The fate of order is dissipation. The spring, once sprung, can’t be re-sprung. It sprang. […]

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PAREIDOLIA

PAREIDOLIA (The Shapes Of Perception)   Predators have faces, so our brain is hardwired to recognize such shapes that may be hidden amidst the terrain, since before modern man emerged from apes.   Our imagination’s proclivity to spot a beast’s approach or arrival is not a gauge of creativity but evolutionary survival. The animals viewed […]

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