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Life Is Simple

Ever heard of Occam’s razor? It’s the principle that says the simplest explanation that fits the facts is most likely the correct one. It’s formally stated as “entities should not be multiplied without necessity.” Or informally as “keep it simple, … Continue reading

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Super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse

Tonight’s rare “super blood wolf moon” lunar eclipse coincided with an equally rare clear January night in Seattle.  My little point-and-shoot digital camera didn’t do it proper justice, but it gives you an idea of what we saw. Eclipses are … Continue reading

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The End of Night

The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial LightBy Paul BogardBack Bay Books/Little Brown & Co., New York, 2013 If Vincent Van Gough were alive today he couldn’t possibly paint The Starry Night. That’s because … Continue reading

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