Find the Milk!

This is a letter to the editor I wrote which was published in the Palo Alto Daily Post on 8/16/2021. Let the games begin! Today I invented a new game. It’s called “find the Harvey Milk Terminal” at SFO. Anyone can play! Park on level 2 of the garage. Walk

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The Value of Diversity

A recent article in Nature reported on how our ancestors apparently were cooking and eating grains long before they realized they could be grown and invented agriculture. While that’s interesting in and of itself the really interesting thing is the way in which the discovery was made. Discarded animal bones

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Juneteenth Holiday is Long Overdue

This is an op ed I wrote which was published in the Palo Alto Daily Journal on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Note that the published version may differ slightly from what’s here due to editing by the newspaper. In a rare act of near unanimity Congress voted to recognize Juneteenth

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Facts, Hypotheses and Theories

This is an op ed I wrote which was published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on June 2, 2021. A recent Daily Journal op ed repeated common misunderstandings about what constitutes a theory and created a false dichotomy involving evolution and the “theory” of intelligent design. That kind of

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A New Addiction

This post was inspired by an editorial in the San Mateo Daily Journal, which focused on “social media addiction” enabled by the technology which wired the world. I encourage you to read it. Every technology has its pluses and minuses. For the “good” ones the pluses outweigh the minuses. I

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