Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Search for Intelligence is Also the Search for Knowledge

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We’re finding planets left and right. But so far, nobody interesting to talk to. Still, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (“SETI”) continues. I see SETI’s fundamental outlook as something like this: “With all that space out there, there must be … Continue reading

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Apex Publications Seeks Submissions for Two Intriguing Anthologies

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  Attention published and aspiring writers: Apex Publications has two anthologies planned for 2016 that are currently need submissions: Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling edited by Jaym Gates and Monica Valentinelli (submission period closing December 31, 2015; Submission Guidelines … Continue reading

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Kindle Anthology Another Wrong World–and other offbeat tales

Another Wrong World: and other off beat tales is a collection of very short stories published in various magazines. From asteroid bars to a child’s front yard, from a paranoid city elf to the a veteran star pilot, nothing can … Continue reading

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On Certainty, Assumptions, and Carbon Dating

Carbon dating is used to deduce the age of organic material–i.e., formerly living thing. The technique hinges on Carbon 14, a radioactive isotope of Carbon that decays at a steady rate. Organisms capture a certain amount of Carbon 14 from … Continue reading

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Peering into the Paleo Mist

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What do we know about humanity’s Paleolithic past? As a culture, we are aware of the diet inspired by Paleolithic eating habits. We are familiar with some of the art that has survived on durable surfaces for millennia. Anthropologists and … Continue reading

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