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  • 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...
  • BSO review: A mix of high spirits, high drama

    BSO review: A mix of high spirits, high drama
    The penultimate program of the Baltimore Symphony's season balances feel-good orchestral pieces by Osvaldo Golijov and Benjamin Britten against a piano concerto by Johannes Brahms packed with darkly emotional drama. It makes for an engrossing combination....
  • 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,...
  • Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science

    Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science
    Earle Havens can almost hear their voices. Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia. In one corner,...
  • Science and censorship

    Science and censorship
    Albert Einstein once said the reason he was able to accomplish so much was because he had "stood on the shoulders of giants" like Newton and Galileo. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist's remark was a reminder how much scientists depend on discoveries...
  • Steinberg: Sporting Green Alliance returns

    The human race has shown a remarkable capacity throughout history to ignore physical reality and embrace demonstrably false facts. When Galileo was bold enough to assert the sun rather than the earth was the center of the universe he was put under...
  • From where it cameth: An 'Iceman Cometh' timeline

    1939:Eugene O'Neill writes "The Iceman Cometh," an epic American play set in Harry Hope's New York bar. It premieres on Broadway in 1946. 1986: Brian Dennehy plays the lead in Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls' production of "Galileo," the...
  • 'Bottle Shock': Watered-down version of American wine win

    Wine may be sunlight held together by water, as Galileo said, but " Bottle Shock" is held together only by Alan Rickman. It's interesting, given how the actor has built so many exquisite characterizations on the foundation of a certain look, that of a...
  • Galileo put us in our place

    Galileo put us in our place
    The revolution was not his alone. The idea was actually an ancient one, and other scientists had embraced it along the way. But it took Galileo and the telescope he built to prove the truth to the masses: Earth is not the center of the universe. This...