Three Book Reviews about How Humans Reason or Not. New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason. “The Enigma of Reason,” “The Knowledge Illusion,” and “Denying to the Grave” were all written before the November election. And yet they anticipate Kellyanne Conway and the rise of “alternative facts.” These days, it can […]
Archives for February 2017
NASA Scientists: We’ve Been Underestimating Sea Level Rise Up until now, scientists believed they knew how much global sea level had risen during the 20th century. This number has hovered around 0.6 inches per decade since 1900, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and has been partly driven by warming ocean temperatures. But […]
By 2019, there will likely be 500 megawatts of community solar projects installed each year in states across the country. (What happens in the USA is a reasonable estimate, when applied at 10%, in Canada). This past year, the U.S. community solar market eclipsed 200 megawatts, despite some “missed growth opportunities” caused by regulatory and […]
Mayan End Times: Lessons or Not? The collapse of Mayan civilization after dominating and advancing during the first millenium AD has been the subject of many conjectures and has often been cited as perhaps the most telling example of humans exceeding their limits. Many authors have alleged that they simply exceeded the capacity of […]
There are so many American women who contributed in a very real way in pushing for the space program during the time in which there was a lot of competition to get into space first, and to know that there were African-American women who were integral in that success is pretty phenomenal.