A look back at where the month has taken me and potentially where it will lead.
The partnership between science and the military, the dichotomy of peace and war, is examined throughout history.
The theme this month seems to have been "return."
It does no good to outline a plan if you don't bother to follow through, and since the only one who will hold me accountable is me, it's time to take a look at how I did this month. At the beginning of the year, I said I that don't bother with resolutions anymore, but … Continue reading January 2018 Overview and Assessment
The morning after, I'm still in a state of awe. Last night I got to see Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on stage, doing what he does best: education for the people. The topic was Adventures in Science Literacy. Or as he called it, "Adventures in Science Illiteracy." You see, the entire talk was geared about … Continue reading Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Adventures in Science Literacy
My favorite astrophysicist returns to dish out knowledge and wonder, this time in a thin volume for those too busy -- or perhaps too daunted -- to read a big fat book. His goal is simple: to offer enough to a hungry audience to make them culturally conversant in his field of choice, and hopefully … Continue reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is, for me, something of a modern day folk hero. I have nothing but admiration and respect for his work and his commitment to education, both of which continue in the footsteps of his mentor, Dr. Carl Sagan, and both of which are sorely needed in our age of mind-blowing levels … Continue reading My Favorite Universe by Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Great Courses)
Sometimes you see something online, and it's an insta-buy. This campaign was going around for a short time, and I jumped on it. The shirt just arrived. Sadly, none of my co-workers know who these people are. I can think of no better example of an expressed need for better education. And so... I will … Continue reading New Shirt
I have nothing but respect for Dr. Tyson as an educator and worthy successor to the great Carl Sagan. When I came across this audiobook on Audible, I hesitated only briefly. Why did I hesitate? Because it's not narrated by Tyson. It's narrated by Mirron Willis. I'm going to talk about that first. This narration … Continue reading Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Quarks. Black holes. Dark matter. Dark energy. Alien intelligence. These are but some of the topics that Dr. Tyson discusses in this short but mind-blowing series of lectures. This is the kind of thing that makes you scratch your head and stare out at the omniverse in awe and wonder. None of it is dumbed down … Continue reading The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries by Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Great Courses)