Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Space Program – A Modest Proposal

A recent article on the status of the proposed Asteroid Retrieval Mission (ARM, or as I call it, the “Haul Asteroids!” mission) envisions a forthcoming partisan fight. The Verge article claims that the ARM, “strongly supported” by NASA, is opposed … Continue reading

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“Overthrowing” Science?

I enjoyed watching a couple of movies during the holidays. Covering important historical events, they detailed the back stories behind major scientific developments. Einstein and Eddington, a BBC production from a few years ago (available on YouTube), is a dramatization … Continue reading

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