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Lightning Perils: Myths and Tips

Nearly everyone recreating on water in Central Florida during a thunderstorm says “no big deal” – “not to worry” – “it has never happened here” -OR- “these storms are just a pain in the you-know-what.“ Indeed, people harbor many myths about lightning that make them feel immune from their perils. But known lightning corridors exist. According…


Global Warming Hysteria Emboldens Pandering Politicians, Creates Fear in the Rest of Us

If you are anything like me, it is hard to know how to respond to all the global warming hysteria. There are alarmists and there are deniers, and apparently never the twain shall meet. What to do? How to make scientific sense of it all? Well, meet Roy W. Spencer, a Principal Research Scientist at…


The Manhattan Project That Changed the Course of Human Events

The Manhattan Project was a top-secret American project to build the world’s first atomic bomb. World War II was already underway and the fear at the time was that the Nazis were building a bomb that would allow Hitler to win the war. Three main research and production facilities were established at (1) Oak Ridge,…


The Politics of Persuasion vs Science

Recently I watched at a documentary about “intelligent design” that pitted that view against Darwin’s theories about the Origin of the Species. I was shocked by the high level of ideological consensus-building and conceptual tampering that was being done in that video, all in the name of science. Why was I shocked? Because science is…


Art Meets Science & Spirituality in a Changing Economy

The following conversations illustrate the diverse and complex interface between science, art and spirituality and how they intersect in the world. A central figure in all of them is physicist David Bohm, who met with well-known artists, scientists, spiritual leaders and economists in Amsterdam in the early 1990’s. Their goal was to “explore the emerging…


Conversations with Noted Physicist, David Bohm

The following conversations with the late physicist, David Bohm, are appropriately titled Beyond Limits. He was one of the foremost scientific thinkers and philosophers of our time, who also was inspired by mysticism and the teachings of J. Krishnamurti and the Dalai Lama. His overriding concern was with understanding the nature of reality and consciousness….


Hands-only CPR Saves Lives

The latest technique for doing CPR is easy to learn and it is something that every adult needs to learn how to do. It is called “Hands-only CPR” which is CPR without including mouth-to-mouth breaths. If performed immediately it can double or even  triple the victim’s chance of survival. The American Heart Association now recommends…