A One Star politician if ever I met one.... [Read More]
Two things that never occurred to me before about Pangea is that :
- That Pangea is normally shown to fit together from the continents only across the Atlantic Ocean. The video below claims that they can be seen to fit across the Pacific Ocean, also. See what you think.
- That mountain ranges could be explained by trying to fit the continent on a larger earth diameter. Think of an orange peel and imagine wrapping a large swath of it around a cantaloupe. The periphery of that peel would have to expand and cause large rifts and the center would bunch up and cause mountain ranges.
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Having been born in 1975, the ‘80s were my childhood. During that decade, there were a number of musical groups whose names were acronyms, such as R.E.M., AC/DC, REO Speedwagon, and ELO. In addition, there was also a short-lived country band called S-K-O, named after its three members: songwriters Thom Schuyler, Fred Knobloch, and Paul Overstreet.
I hadn’t thought of S-K-O in years, but my memory of them came flooding back a couple of days ago when one of their songs popped up on my YouTube Music app: “Baby’s Got a New Baby”:... [Read More]
Isn’t the essence of the free market giving people want they want? The company that succeeds is the one that meets not only needs but wants. Why is that? “Man does not live by bread alone.” There is more to life than meeting basic needs. People don’t just want functionality. They want form too. It is a beautiful thing when someone works with human nature and not against it for they succeed.
Adam Smith was able to capture that while people were helping themselves they were helping others. People will pay for a better service and stop paying for a poor service. People will switch from a Model T to a GM product because they want something different. You know what they call a slow animal in the wild. Lunch. A person who can’t work with reality fast enough loses. Their product suffers.
In commenting on another post, Dime wrote:
A philosophical thought. Why do people who have learned more things about the universe seem to find themselves in despair? It is as if enlightenment has led them to darkness. There was a time that people studied science to get closer to the Old One than away from the same.... [Read More]Like 7+
Dad died a year and a half ago. Gee I miss him. I was very fortunate to have him for so long; he was 85. I saw Fathers Day mentioned today, so when I got a chance to kick back this evening, I went to listen to the stuff he listened to. I was never musical much, though I enjoy singing in church. I also was never much into pop music. Not rock and roll, either. I was a jazz fan, because Dad was a jazz fan. We lived within radio range of the public radio station at the University of Tennessee, and they played jazz in the evenings beginning shortly before my bedtime.
I still have some of Dad’s favorites on real honest vinyl, but since we moved to new digs in February I have not found the time to set up the turntable. So here is a Youtube link to one of our favorites. Bossa nova. Enjoy; this is Stan Getz on saxophone, but the thing that makes the album shine is the fabulous guitar of Charlie Byrd.... [Read More]