Monthly Archives: September 2010

Both a particle and a wave, across the universe

Just back from a concert of Carnatic music by the great violinist Dr L. Subramaniam (he graduated med school before choosing a career in music) This was in a small hall at a local Hindu temple — theater held maybe … Continue reading

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A Sign of Our Times and a Question

I got this email from a friend who travels in political circles quite different from mine: You Would Never Have Guessed Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76 , which is odd, because he always looked … Continue reading

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LOL

Just got home from a Harvard Med School Faculty meeting where a speaker discussed the special aspects of teaching the millennial generation.

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Water from Peruvian glaciers to the English dinner table

This story sent by a friend opened my eyes to details that I have kept myself from learning, but is going to become depressingly common. Turns out that Peru is a huge exporter of asparagus… “Asparagus grown in Peru and … Continue reading

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Trying to Keep Hope Alive

My summer reading included James Lovelock’s Revenge of Gaia. I’m afraid his dark view of our planet’s near future (15 -20 years) was highly plausible to me. Reminded me of those days in 2006 and 2007 when the so-called experts … Continue reading

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Any sufficiently advanced technology should feel like magic

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