If you haven’t heard of Pokémon Go, you are living under a rock. This game has gone viral and divided the human population into two groups: The people who are playing it and the people who have heard about it. This cellphone game is distinctive in that it makes the player get outside and go… Continue reading The Most Dangerous Game
A ship is a symbol of elegance, strength, and human achievement. A battleship further embodies power and patriotic pride. She takes great amounts of time, dedication, and funding to build. But finally, after years of blood, toil, sweat, and tears, the USS Detroit sees her proud day of launch. Let’s just shove that thing in the… Continue reading The Grace and Majesty of a Freshly Christened Ship
While we’re on the topic of astronomical numbers not being astronomically large, the smallest known galaxy has only 1,000 stars. Source: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/just-how-big-is-the-smallest-galaxy-in-the-universe
In a universe containing billions and billions of galaxies with billions and billions of stars (to use the mathematical notation of Carl Sagan,) people are getting it through their heads that when you talk about space, the numbers you use have to be big. Looking up at the sky, I have been told that the… Continue reading Hundreds and Hundreds
A man, a plan, a canal: Panama.
President Nixon had a speech prepared to deliver in the event the crew of Apollo 11 became stranded on the moon. It really should be no surprise; the fatal failure of the mission was a very real possibility and it’s only prudent to have a statement ready to go. It also should be no surprise… Continue reading The Greatest Speech Never Given
There’s no such thing as perfect. We can try to reach an ideal, but the realities of the world will always cause us to fall short. This truth holds for the purity of food. Sure, you’d ideally like your chocolate to contain zero insect parts. But in reality, some insects are going to make it… Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as Perfect: A Philosophy Held by the FDA