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On Space Travel

Anyone who knows me or reads my blog knows that I’m fascinated by the possibility that we Earthlings have been visited by beings of extraterrestrial origin. I like to watch shows about sightings and such to see what sort of evidence is offered to substantiate the various claims. I remain unconvinced that we’ve been visited […]

Why The Ignorant Are Blissful

It’s been just over a decade since I came across an interesting article about research into competence /incompetence. The article was entitled “Why the ignorant are blissful: Inept individuals ooze confidence, study finds.” It describes research supporting what I’d long suspected: Stupid people are too stupid to realize that they are clueless, and cannot be […]

The Stop Sign Tax

A remarkable thing happened the other day. I was driving home from the post office and when I stopped at the stop sign on Sixth Avenue, at the Elm Street intersection, there was a pedestrian crossing the street! He was crossing Sixth Avenue right in front of me. Really! I saw him with my own […]

Global Warming & UFOs

Ask me if I “believe in UFOs” and I’ll reply, “Sure.” Ask me if I “believe in global warming” and I’ll again reply in the affirmative. The first response will brand me a kook to many people while the second will hold me in good stead amongst the majority of Americans. Unfortunately, they misunderstand. Many […]

Solar Activity and Global Warming

As noted previously, the sun is the single greatest factor affecting Earth’s temperature. During one seventy-five year period, now called the Maunder Minimum (from 1645 to 1715), Sunspot activity virtually ceased and temperatures on Earth fell enough to cause a “Little Ice Age” of severely cold weather across Earth’s northern hemisphere. The winters were so […]