Science

Galileo Syndrome

He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. – Psalms 104:5-6 And yet, it moves. – Galileo Galilei

Headline, Florence Morning Sun (April 1616): “GALILEO FRAUD, CHURCH SAYS” While Nicolaus Copernicus determined that the earth revolved around the sun, he never … Read More

Sportscaster Bob Costas has arguably been the best in the business since Jim McKay. Combining a likable manner with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of football, Costas speaks to both fans and non-fans alike. And his range of sports coverage is unequaled by anyone of his generation: … Read More

Two stories about the coronavirus vaccine caught my attention. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’vvUo5QB5RDhdVjPBcG0h1Q’,sig:’HQXYBYOzpcsiDiKs4KQnAgmCZuLkGPIf61Ew0sv8gQo=’,w:’509px’,h:’339px’,items:’1276395298′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); In a recent letter to New York Times ethicist, Kwame Anthony Appiah, one reader writes: “I work for a hospital, but in an administrative job. I do Read More

It is sad to watch so much attention focused on events in Washington brought about by one individual at the cost of learning about the thousands of talented individuals responsible for the many accomplishments that should be receiving more attention. The latest generation of mars … Read More

I was all set to post Monday’s commentary Sunday night when I realized that it was another piece reacting to the chaos, and rage surrounding Washington. It was about the country living with a cancer of hate and division that has not been seen in … Read More

Who Can You Trust?

Cartoonist Dan Piraro has a skillful way of approaching the day’s issues through the backdoor. A recent panel uses Samuel Beckett’s classic play, Waiting for Godot, to underscore CDC coronavirus guidelines. While Godot offers no reason for canceling his meeting with the story’s two … Read More

Speaking with a good friend recently, the subject turned to the coronavirus that continues to spread, now infecting 6.5 million and closing in on 200,000 deaths. “Jim, you need to check out a website a friend of mine sent. It explains about some of the … Read More