Sir Isaac Newton was a ‘philosopher by fire’
My last two columns have reviewed Isaac Newton’s upbringing, his great inventiveness (both practical and theoretical) and his reluctance to share his discoveries (fearing lesser minds would have the gall to challenge him.)
The one, the only Charley Miller
Thousands of golfers have teed it up at the local country clubs and golf courses over the years.
But there was only one Charley Miller.
It was a most brilliant deduction on his part
The scenery (what some bureaucratic types call a “viewshed”) at Little Round Top in Gettysburg is incredible.
Sir Isaac Newton a troubled genius
Last week’s column reviewed the youth of Isaac Newton, the founder of mechanics (force and motion) still used today in the design of most mechanical devices.
Isaac Newton is still at the top of his class
In teaching physics at the
first year and second year college
level, the discoveries of
Isaac Newton are the foundation
The trick is to know that you don’t know
Socrates is quoted as saying, “Wisdom
begins with the awareness of what you do not
know. The only thing I know is that I know
Didn’t I just see you 50 years or so ago?
What used to be my favorite restaurant in Cumberland — until it was torn down — was called “Bender’s,” although during its lifespan it had a succession of different names.
Fast or slow, all of our animals are interesting
I always consider books in terms of their attractiveness to beginners, particularly those containing instructive graphics and images. The publisher that excels at fine introductory science books is Dorling Kindersley or DK.
Bill that would up cost of Md. hunting license dies
The senators and delegates who converge on Annapolis each January and stay there for three months as they decide how we should live our lives would do well to subscribe to a portion of the Hippocratic Oath taken by physicians.
So many things she doesn’t understand
At my age, I hate to admit it — but there is so much in this world that I — still — don’t understand.
People who don’t care about Monarch butterflies, for instance.
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