The Great Science Fiction Civil War – Part 5 (The Death Threats)

The Great Science Fiction Civil War – Part 5


The Death threats

I didn’t plan to post about this today. What happened is this: I jumped onto Facebook and saw a link to this blog post by Mary Robinette Kowal, who interrupted her vacation from the internet … Continue reading

Arizona Attempts to Legislate Chemistry

Government Can’t Pass Physical Laws

Last night, Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that severely restricts the permissibility for abortions in the state of Arizona to be paid under any ACA (Obamacare) insurance plan. But, that isn’t what I’m posting about. As in many controvertial issues, both … Continue reading

Usher In the Mathematically Illiterate Society

Math is Too Hard, Dammit!

Apparently, the state of Arizona is headed toward a mathematically illiterate society. We expect too much from from our children, at least, that’s what I gather from this letter to the editor that appeared on the opinions page of today’s Arizona Republic. … Continue reading

Some Thoughts on Trans-Gender and Other People Different from Me

One of the greatest assets with which a person can be blessed is open-mindedness. I was raised in a family who taught me to respect people of all varieties. Add to that some travel to foreign countries and the privilege of earning an advanced degree, and I’ve become fairly good … Continue reading