Category Archives: Scientific Literacy

I’ll meet you there.

The Sufi poet, Rumi, writes Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about language, ideas, even … Continue reading

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What was I thinking?

I think I may have lost my mind.  Not under the bed, mind you.  Just chucked my 3 lbs. of grey goo to the four directions.  I volunteered to host an online science salon.  For a bunch of quarrelsome, crotchedy, … Continue reading

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Awesome from another view

M., a good friend of mine and PhD student, just sent this to me.  Awesome doesn’t even begin to describe it IMHO. It comes from a blogger named biomatushiq.  He was making a point about how your view changes as … Continue reading

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Serendipitous reminders

Serendip is an old name for the island of Sri Lanka, and the word serendipity comes from a story about 3 princes from that island who “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in … Continue reading

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Every click you make, they’ll be watching you.

If you are reading this, chances are that our filter bubbles overlap.  You and I like similar things, watch similar videos, read similar news and information sources, and maybe even shop for the same things online.  I refuse to join … Continue reading

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The Water Cycle

I know the water cycle pretty well, but it is always fun to learn something familiar in a new language.  Teaching science can be lots of fun – especially when it is difficult to tell who is learning and who … Continue reading

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Things we don’t talk about.

My mom once told me that there are 3 things you don’t discuss at the dinner table: politics, religion, and sex.  Of course, all three topics were prime discussion fodder in my family at dinner while growing up.  It was … Continue reading

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