Category Archives: Isaac Newton

An Anti-Science Mentality

It seems to me… “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”  ~ John Adams. The Republican Party characterizes itself as … Continue reading

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Math Is Hard…

This originally was written in response to comments made to a Facebook posting by my granddaughter that “Math is hard”.  As one of my degrees is in mathematics, I obviously do not share that opinion. It seems to me… “The … Continue reading

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