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The Role of the Observer

The enigmas of quantum mechanics: tunneling, the uncertainty principle, collapse of the wave function, etc., all involve space and time dimensions and all involve the role of the observer.  The enigmas of special

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The Size of the World

Presentation: November 16, 2017 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. As scientific knowledge presents an expanding universe of human interaction with nature, America retreats to a shrinking world of national prejudice and economic materialism. 

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Driving on Sunshine

The pieces finally came together: I bought a plug-in hybrid car (Chevy Volt) and installed a new set of solar panels on the garage roof. I’m driving on sunshine! The Volt looks and

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There Are No Enemies

Climate chaos is the first crisis in human history that is truly planetary in scale.  It involves all people everywhere in relation to the natural world.  Within the Earth’s atmosphere humanity exists as a

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The Right Question

We all heard Obama say he would turn down the Keystone XL pipeline if it causes carbon emissions to be “significantly” worse.  We also know that the Canadian tar sands constitute the second largest

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Two Degrees: The Feedback Loops

So, what happens if we go above the two-degree limit? If the average global temperature rises above two degrees Celsius, we risk initiating what are called feedback loops.  A positive feedback loop is a dynamic system in

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