AGE OF THE UNIVERSE Indulging in lots of dark energy, she begins to grow detached and aloof. Though parts of her are still quite attractive, she’s expanded substantially since youth, no longer can touch her extremities and has lost some of her former sparkle. She remembers when she was much hotter – […]Read more "Age Of The Universe"
I have to ask for help to make this happen. Bard Of Mars At “La Ville Rose” Your donation will allow me to present my poetry in person to a scientifically inclined audience of five thousand international guests. I hope to affirm for them that science and poetry are not in opposition, but benefit by […]Read more "Too Good An Opportunity To Miss"
The column of the cymbidium orchid resembles a primitive canoe, and it is designed to fit the pollinator lured to it by its deceptive enticements of color and fragrance promising nectar and pollen. The bright markings and the callus on the lip act as a landing strip for the visiting bee. Often, when orchids […]Read more "Bee Longing"
POTENTIAL ROAD KILL We’ve grown beyond our own biology. Natures’ slow process of evolution cannot keep pace with our technology but needs generations for solution. As we refine our new machinery, We redefine the world and way we live. We redesign our planet’s greenery, and undermine a balance tentative – the tipping point that we […]Read more "POTENTIAL ROAD KILL"
Go Ogle Sometimes we miss things that are just over our heads. Let’s learn to look up.Read more "Go Ogle"
DIVINE RECKONING When our machines grow capable of thought, and we assign them to the greatest task – to find the answers that mankind’s long sought and learn what is behind Creation’s mask – they likely will respond in God’s own tongue – the language that we call mathematics. Equations, like sacred psalms, will be […]Read more "DIVINE RECKONING"
HAI-KŌAN Each ball rolls as pushed, yet, try to repeat one path, mostly chaos wins. A kōan (公案) is a paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment or the “great doubt” in the student practitioner.Read more "HAI-KŌAN"
SCENE SEEN We live in just a few frames of the film that tells the epic tale of existence, and, through careful study of our moment, we believe we can grasp the whole picture. Maybe, assuming the plot’s logical and our faith (founded in cause and effect) is unerring, we can work out the […]Read more "SCENE SEEN"
EVOLUTION OF VOLITION I’ve seen plants display behavior, if not learning, sans nervous system.Read more "EVOLUTION OF VOLITION"
Needle spins too fast to point in firm direction, easy to lose way. No one anymore can distinguish greater good from lesser evil. When profit is weighed against cost in human lives, we sail uncompassed.Read more "Moral Compass"