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Kids Love Mica

August 15, 2010 by  
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When I was young, finding a piece of mica was always a thrill.  It was like discovering a diamond to me. Of course, it was about the most common mineral around in my yard and I could find new samples almost daily if I really looked. That didn’t matter, though.  It was always a nice […]

Occam’s Razor

July 5, 2010 by  
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In learning about science, you won’t go far without hearing or reading about the term, “Occam’s razor.” You see, while we might think our ancestors weren’t very smart, that’s really not true.  People were thinking important thoughts for hundreds and thousands of years. In the 14th century, William of Ockham promoted the idea that the […]


June 8, 2010 by  
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There is a story I recall reading long ago that told of a new mother who was concerned about her baby having long hands.  Looking at her new son, it was plain to see that she was right. They weren’t abnormally long, but they were longer and slimmer than the average newborn and it worried […]