Category Archives: Education

Thermite: I invented it

In the advanced chem high school class, I wanted to create some rocket fuel.  I tried number of things, like a good scientist, until I came up with a combination of ingredients that did what I wanted… long hot burn. … Continue reading

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Enjoyment of Art, especially movies

Enjoyment of Art, especially movies This is a “how to” guide to enjoying art.  It actually extends to enjoying life. The history of Western thought about art is dominated by admiration for order, coherence, clarity, subtlety, and an expansion of … Continue reading

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Three Rs vs. Self Esteem

Three Rs vs. Self Esteem Sometime in the decade of the sixties, American public schools got a new direction.  If it came from Harvard or just the atmosphere, it was a real and important change.  The change was away from … Continue reading

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I.Q.: Knowing Almost Enough

I.Q. Knowing Almost Enough (Peeking over the fence) I believe in the Intelligence Quotient, the I.Q supposedly a measure of basic intelligence.  I have had the same I.Q. my whole life, tested periodically, and it always comes up the same.  … Continue reading

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“Doomsday” TV program from Nat Geo

DOOMSDAY by National Geographic November 2013 The TV program, “Doomsday,” aired via the National Geographic channel is a significant disservice to public understanding about the situation it presents and is highly unrealistic in significant ways.  Although presented in a style … Continue reading

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Getting a Job and Working in Thailand as a Non-Citizen

Thailand has limits on foreign workers inside its borders.  The common rule is that a non-Thai citizen can not take a job in Thailand unless no Thai citizen can do the job.  If such a case can be certified, then … Continue reading

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What Are All the Standing Stones For ?

WHAT  ARE  ALL  THE  STANDING  STONES  FOR? Standing stones, like Stonehenge, are sitting up all over the world.  They are in several arranged layout designs, often the same design in widely different places, but the most common feature is that … Continue reading

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Google Popularity Reports

GOOGLE AND POPULAR DATA June 2012  As a casual tool for looking for information, the now-dominant search company, Google, works well.  But, it works so well for casual searches because it does not waste time looking through the whole Internet … Continue reading

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Quantum Mechanics Meet Buddha

QUANTUM MECHANICS MEET BUDDHA   Quantum mechanics, advanced science, has finally met Buddha.  A Buddhist, listening to a description of “nature” delivered by a quantum mechanics scientist has to be struck by the similarities.  The Buddhist has to say, “Where … Continue reading

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Just the Facts, Oct. 2013

disappeariJUST THE FACTS (October 21, 2013) Here are the facts about current events, questions, and other items that no one wants to think about very much (but deep inside know something is really messed up).  The World Trade Center was … Continue reading

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