Category Archives: Science

Why Do We Do Good?


Why do we choose to do good? What motivates us to sacrifice ourselves for others, even people we don’t know? Psychologists and philosophers have offered a number of suggestions. Sonya Lyubomirsky, a notable psychology professor who has published extensively on … Continue reading

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The Robot Will See You Now


Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had a special section regarding some of the structural changes that have occurred in the practice of medicine in the United States, and projections for what will come in the future. They talk about the … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Believe Can Still Kill You


During World War II, Churchill warned: “There are vast numbers…in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known.” Much has changed since WW II, but our fears have not. Needing to … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations


Since many of us are in social isolation mode, I have found myself doing a lot more reading recently than I usually do, and wanted to share with my readers a couple of my recent favorites. If you enjoy non-fiction, … Continue reading

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How Did We Become Extremists?


As I look around me, the conclusion seems inevitable – we are all becoming extremists. In prior years, politics were able to function based on the ability of our representatives to reach a compromise regarding important issues. No one got … Continue reading

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Vaccine Crisis


The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has created massive economic disruption, loss of life, educational challenges, and social warfare between those feeling the need to protect themselves and their families from disease and those who want to live their lives as they … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise


Can you picture your life without mayo? Who’s willing to give up potato salad or coleslaw? It’s pure Americana in tasty kind of way. However, like a lot of what makes our country great, mayonnaise originally came from elsewhere. I … Continue reading

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Time


TIME   For thousands of years we measured its passage by the seasons, the phases of the moon. Then, the tolling of church bells and large tower clocks separated our days into smaller portions. For time itself has no divisions … Continue reading

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The Golden Record


As we remain locked inside our suddenly shrunken world by the very real threat of our worldwide pandemic, I am comforted and made hopeful that there are amongst us dreamers with visions of possibilities for life way beyond our current … Continue reading

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