Monthly Archives: March 2007

Golf the Moons of Saturn!

With this fun simulation, you can learn basic physics and procrastinate at the same time! I am “L. A. C.” on the Leader Board.

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Standardized Test Surprise

According to research at the University of Minnesota, where I earned my B.S. in Physics, standardized tests, such as the GRE, do a surprisingly good job of predicting the success of students in graduate school and beyond. I am very … Continue reading

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Ruminations on Nudity in Art

Let me begin by summarizing the questions regarding modesty and artistic nudity with which I am grappling. In U.S. culture we generally associate certain kinds of nudity with sexuality; hence these kinds can be a temptation (Matthew 5:28). Are these … Continue reading

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Practical Benefits of Particle Physics #3

Cosmic Rays Cosmic Rays consist of a variety of particles, mostly protons, travelling through space at extremely high speeds. When they collide with nuclei in Earth’s atmosphere, they produce showers of other subatomic particles, which are called “secondary cosmic rays.” … Continue reading

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Moving from CA to OH

Part 1: Packing My Apartment

I left California on Dec. 20 and arrived back in Ohio on Jan. 1 in accordance with plans delineated in an earlier entry. I documented my packing prior to the move and would like to share a few images with … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design, Fine Tuning, and String Theory

In an lecture presented at the American Scientific Affiliation, Francis Collins, evangelical Christian and director of National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said that he opposes Intelligent Design and considers “the evidence in … Continue reading

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Do Not Buy Chiquita Bananas

Chiquita pled guilty to paying terrorist groups in Columbia, as reported by Fox News and CNN.

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Yosemite!

Departure The trip was only for one and a half days at the end of September, so we set out early on the first day to maximize the time we could spend in the park. We watched the dawn as … Continue reading

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Setting a Record on Someone Else’s Blog

I do not know how significant this is, but I have managed to set a record for the longest comment on another person’s blog. I was responding to a piece she had posted under the title “God’s Math is Different … Continue reading

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Donating Blood

I donated blood yesterday. It is not pleasant, but I know it is worthwhile. I gave a “double red cell” donation using this machine. It removes two unites of blood, keeps the red cells, and returns the remaining components. This … Continue reading

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