Category Archives: Mammals

First The Moon – Then On To Mars

It seems to me…. “My view is that we should go back to the Moon, build up the infrastructure to make flights there commonplace – be comfortable with it – then use that infrastructure to expand and go to Mars.” … Continue reading

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Pessimistic Healthcare Projections

It seems to me…. “I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare system at the right time, getting them to see the doctor early enough, before a small health problem turns serious.” ~ Donna Shalala[1]. A study released … Continue reading

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Environmental Degradation

It seems to me…. “Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.” … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact On Employment

It seems to me…. “Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have … Continue reading

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Our Education System Is Failing

It seems to me…. “We will fiercely challenge those forces within the education establishment who impede innovation in our schools and who protect and defend inequality and institutional failure.” ~ Campbell Brown[1]. Anyone realistically evaluating the U.S. educational system would … Continue reading

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The Increase In Intolerance

It seems to me…. “The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi[1]. Another mass shooting. While this time it was in Christchurch, New Zealand, rather than here in the … Continue reading

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Advances In Education

It seems to me…. “Today in America, we are trying to prepare students for a high-tech world of constant change, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has … Continue reading

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