Monthly Archives: February 2012

Connections – A History of Science Documentary TV Show by James Burke

I meant to write about this a while ago, when I first came upon the documentary TV series Connections, created, written and presented by science historian James Burke (I LOVE the history of science!).  There are three seasons (kind of… … Continue reading

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Vikings! …and Sea Kayaking

I’m currently reading Jared Diamond’s Collapse, in which he explores ‘natural experiments’ to try and explain what makes civilizations succeed or fail. So far he’s talked about Easter Island and other Polynesian islands, Ancient Pueblo Peoples (southwest American natives), and … Continue reading

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Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Shortly before my sister was to be married this summer, my Dad had a heart attack. It was his third…I think. It wasn’t major, but the doctors were saying how it was only time till ‘the big one’ came. I … Continue reading

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Free Will – Sam Harris

Here’s a short article from Sam Harris about how free will does not exist. I agree with him for most of it…but don’t really understand what he’s saying at the end. Read it here from his blog, or below:

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End of Illness – David Agus

Hey, watch this: It’s this doctor, Dr. Agus, talking about how we need to look at heart disease and cancer (and something else I’m forgetting) differently. He thinks a lot of those kinds of killers have more to do with … Continue reading

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