A History of the Eclipse: The Birth of Science
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A History of the Eclipse: The Birth of Science

I traveled to Hawaii from Australia with just a seven kilogram backpack and my celestron skymaster astronomy binoculars that hung loosely and rather heavily around my neck. “Do you have luggage to declare,” the attractive flight attendant wearily muttered expecting that I should have packed more. “Nope.” She looked up at me suspiciously, her sudden … Continue reading

Book Review: Ethical Writings of Maimonides
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Book Review: Ethical Writings of Maimonides

For centuries, from Aristotle to Confucius, Aquinas and Thoreau, moral philosophers have endorsed the idea that a balanced, moderate regularity of character is an important step towards genuine happiness, that excess or deficiency of any sort and the failure to attain a principled attitude toward guiding and cultivating the self toward this mean will lead to the … Continue reading