Monthly Archives: February 2011

2011-02-25—MY SON IS A DOCTOR, HIS BROTHER IS IN JAIL

The ideas about how to parent abound. And proponents of different approaches are passionate, even fanatical, about the correctness of their views. It is understandable, this passion, for it is based on several fundamental human traits and one perhaps misguided … Continue reading

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2011-02-18—UNDERSTANDING THE QUESTION

“How do you know that?”  “It’s elementary, my dear Watson.”  Just recently another Watson has shown he does know a lot, even more than the best Jeopardy contestants.  But given the incredible storage capacity of current computers, Watson having a … Continue reading

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2011-02-11—SEX, NOW THAT’S A GREAT IDEA!

Sex is a damn good idea—for a lot of reasons.  From an evolutionary standpoint, the inconvenience is more than compensated for by the great survival value of diversity in one’s progeny.  From a hedonistic standpoint, it is far more fun … Continue reading

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2011-02-04—ART FOR ALL

Art makes our lives richer. The quality of our lives is greatly enhanced by aesthetic experience.  However, the pleasures of art, in any medium, were once just available to a limited few.  In Mozart’s time, only a small percentage of … Continue reading

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