Category Archive: Articles

The Heirs of Byzantium

Even though the past is gone, it never really goes away. People, societies, and civilizations can have a lasting impact long after their own demise. We are all, in some way, the heirs… Continue reading

Unknown Presidential Milestones

In the United States we remember a lot about our Presidents. The Chief executive is the de-facto representative of the country, so we absorb all the little details from his shoe size to… Continue reading

Something About Spam Comments

When people visit a website, sometimes they like to leave comments. Even when they are explicitly told not to. My post about Quantum Mechanics was commented on by many people, and these comments… Continue reading

Five Embarrassing Space Mistakes

Engineers, astrophysicists, and astronauts are at the pinnacle of scientific innovation, but even they screw up. Sometimes they make easy mistakes, other times things don’t go as planned, and occasionally they simply don’t… Continue reading

Six Better Ways to Spend the Broncos’ Paychecks

When you grow up in Colorado, you can’t escape the Broncos. You can’t walk down the street without being accosted by the logo, and people will actually cancel long-standing plans because their beloved… Continue reading

Do Humans come with Software?

When you purchase a new computer you always get more than you asked for. Along with the operating system, computers come with a lot of extra programs. Some of these are annoying. Others… Continue reading

The First to Stand Still and The Origins of Civilization

It is estimated that human beings have been on this planet for around 200,000 years. What we know of history really only begins 10,000 years ago, and even that is sometimes a stretch.… Continue reading

Three Different Ways to Think About Time

Time is a funny thing. There is always more of it than you think, and less of it than you would like. People have been thinking on the nature of time forever. Or… Continue reading

The Not-So-Secret Garden (Review)

Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “If you have a garden and a library then you have everything you need.” But what if you have the best, most famous garden ever? Do you still need… Continue reading

Quantum Mechanics and Enlightenment

Science has always been an attempt to understand the world around us. In this way, it is similar to religion and philosophy. In fact, the first modern scientists were called Natural Philosophers. But… Continue reading

Innovations That Must Be Very Old, But Actually Aren’t

Some inventions and ideas appear to be so important they are timeless. Even the most integral things, though, must have been invented at some point in time. Here follows six innovations that are… Continue reading

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