Random Thoughts

RIP Dr. Herb London: A Fine Conservative, A Great Man

In late 2014 I came downstairs from my home office and said to my wife, "Herb London just left me a message." "Is he any relation to Stacy London?" she asked in her offhand humor way. Well, yeah, she is his daughter, if you are from Ca ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 13 2018 - 12:46pm

HEP Half A Life Ago

When I  took Hwy 88-E toward Fermilab, shortly after landing at the Chicago O' Hare Airport yesterday afternoon, it occurred to me that the first time I had driven there happened 26 years and five months ago, in June 1992, when I was 26 years and five ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Nov 14 2018 - 10:11pm

What Happens When Millennials Run The Workplace? Mic Now Knows The Answer

Want to know how to create a $1 million company? Give $60 million to someone claiming they are going to revolutionize journalism by hiring a bunch of young, edgy people who don't care about business or making money, but who believe success happens by ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 29 2018 - 6:09pm

UPDATED: Neil deGrasse Tyson Rape, Say It Ain’t So. An Open Letter.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, accused of rape, accused of groping, accused of sexual misconduct …. (UPDATE: He has made a formal statement on this on his facebook page). ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 2 2018 - 7:37am

Neil deGrasse Tyson Rape Allegation: Not Politics or Spirituality. Justice!

These allegations are NOT a conspiracy to “get a left wing man” or punish Neil D Tyson for his stance of climate change.  Allow me to fill in the blank of how this story got to press.   Many media outlets have thought it worth mentioning that Patheos, whi ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 2 2018 - 7:18pm

Superhero Science: Ant-Man And The Wasp Shouldn't Be Able To Breathe At Insect Size, Here's Why They Can

At insect size, miniature superheroes Ant-Man and The Wasp should be dead in minutes. Since they did not train on the top of Mt. Everest, they would be unable to overcome the atmospheric density they would have to face at tiny size, and that's without ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 12 2018 - 5:25pm

Interna

It's been a while since I last discussed something personal in this column. The reason is not that I changed my mind with respect to being open and freely share my ideas, experiences, and personal life things here- I have long argued that if a blog is ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 14 2018 - 6:37am

Organic Consumers Association Continues To Be The Embarrassing Stepchild Of The Organic Industry

Organic Consumers Association has opened a new front in their culture war against science- now they say organic food itself is too science-y. Don't they represent organic farmers? No. Unlike Organic Trade Association, the mainstream trade group create ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 14 2018 - 11:10am

Predictions! For 2019 In Science and Technology.

P redicting the future is an inherently risky business.  However, based on available data there are a few things we can say will or likely will happen in 2019. Ranging from astronomy to physics and technology here are my three predictions.  These are base ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 18 2018 - 12:28pm

Bali Travel Report

As useless as this post may be, I wish to write here a few impressions from my trip to the island of Bali, Indonesia. Why, this is my blog, not a newsletter. So it makes perfect sense to use it as a receptacle of my free-wandering thoughts and experiences, ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Dec 28 2018 - 4:01am