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  • The God Squad: Should we colonize other planets?

    Question: If the human race ever finds a way to reach and colonize another planet, do you think we should do it? The reason I ask is that some religious people I know say God would not want us to settle other worlds. They say that if God wanted us on...
  • Mailbag: We can't ignore global climate change

    Kudos to the Coastline Pilot for your editorial about the local effects of global climate change, "Editorial: Washing away our revenue," Sept. 16. There seems to be an effective embargo about even mentioning global warming these days. Politicians mock...
  • Mailbag: Irvine 11 editorials got it wrong

    I cannot understand why the L.A. Times and the Daily Pilot continue on their editorial pages to defend the Irvine 11 (Editorial: Irvine 11, D.A. both made mistakes, Daily Pilot, Oct. 2; "Editorial: Punishing the 'Irvine 11' again, Los Angeles Times, Sept....
  • Eye on the cosmos

    Eye on the cosmos
    Tuesday's announcement that Hopkins astronomer Adam G. Riess will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics acknowledges his huge contribution to scientific knowledge. From the study of giant exploding stars millions of light-years from Earth, Mr. Riess...
  • Heavenly book by former U. of C. writer-in-residence

    Heavenly book by former U. of C. writer-in-residence
    If an engine can be a hybrid, why not a book? "A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos" (Walker), the new work by science writer Dava Sobel, author of "Longitude" (1995) and "Galileo's Daughter" (2000) is half-narrative, half-...
  • PlanMaryland: The Enlightenment hits a roadblock

    America is a product of the Age of Reason. Our founders used their rational powers to free us from the ignorance and superstition that shackled less enlightened societies. For over two centuries, we have assumed that the Age of Reason was here to stay,...
  • Pageant of the Masters gives first look at 'The Genius'

    Pageant of the Masters gives first look at 'The Genius'
    The Festival of the Arts gave a sneak peek Monday of the 2012 Pageant of the Masters, "The Genius." Media gathered around an empty chess set as soldiers marched in the scene for "Waterloo Chess Set," which depicts the epic battle between Emperor Napoleon...
  • Pageant unveils a 'Genius' piece of work

    Pageant unveils a 'Genius' piece of work
    The 2012 Pageant of the Masters debuted "The Genius" last weekend with a special VIP showing Friday and a sold-out performance at its official opening night Saturday. Director Dianne Challis Davy had previously hinted at what was to come — a nod to...
  • Great Old Broad Series: Estelle Parsons

    Great Old Broad Series: Estelle Parsons
    Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames. I'll post a series of these...
  • I'm going with clever theater

     
    "I have no idea who these people are. Are they sincere, or is this a clever bit of theater?"....Brother Guy Consolmagno, the curator of meteorites and spokesman for the Vatican Observatory as quoted in Manya A. Brachear's article, Some Catholics......
  • Charter schools soon to threaten private schools as well

     
    I didn't have a chance to get into this much in today's column about charter schools. But they also will begin competing with private schools as well as public. Check this web site on the new gifted charter school in Seminole. This school is targeting...