Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Religion and Moral Values

Richard Dawkins gives some excellant illustrations of the change in moral values over the decades. While I think he overstates his belief that moral values do not come from religion, he could make his point better if he stated that religion does not help in rapid change from one moral position to another. Organized religion supported slavery for example and was seldom on the side of women't rights. Organized religion does support long recognized moral tenets however. It does teach that it is wrong to kill, to lie, to steal. These values are ancient but must still be taught to every generation.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Live Journal Blogging

Live Journal, also know as LJ, is another version of a blogging site that I am trying.  I have a blog there called 'Living Day to Day'  .  Really, I use this site to try to find out what can be done there.  Voice blog entries can be made to the site from an add in called 'gizmo'.  Live Journal makes links by interest group in different ways from the norm.  I like my templet on that site, but I have a hugh amount to learn about what can be done there. 

I don't understand the difference between Live Search and Google.  I think that is the same as the difference between Live Journal and  At any rate,  blogging is active and provides an outlet for all the research that I do on the net. 

Have a great day.


Science and the fun it engenders


Science can be loads of fun.  My articles on medical transformation where fingers are regrown and hearts are repaired shows that.  Click on the link above to see my latest surprises.

Thursday, February 15, 2007



Chronic Heart Disease

I write several other blogs on different topics.  Heart disease is one issue that is of great personal interest since I had a heart attack on february 7, 2003.  It seems strange that four years have passed since that event, but it has. 

Heart disease is a very interesting topic.  It kills over half of all women.  Of course, the number is very high for men.  It is also a disease that is almost completely caused by choices and could be greatly reduced by knowledge and putting that knowledge to work.  (the last part is the tough one).. At any rate, you can follow some of the developments in the field at the link above. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

New Exhibit at the New York Museum of Natural History


The video introduces an exhibit of the ancestry of man.  Projections of our future are also made.  The role of DNA in describing our past is covered.

Living in a Winter Wonderland

I'm up early this morning.  Sue is going to Tawas for a clinic and I am the driver.  The snow is blowing and I have yet to get outside.  It always seems worse than it is.  Today will be no exception.  The wind chill is about 15 below.  I am thinking about someplace south. 

It's only a month 'til Houston.  Then I'll warm up.

Have a great day.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

The Polar Bear Expedition

Ah, the wonders of winter. We have hit five below zero here today. That is without the wind chill. I will feel very grateful when the warm weather returns.
Today was a museum day for me. We had a very interesting young person in who was working on a presentation on the Polar Bear Expedition to Russia during the revolution. We had quite a bit to give her.
The Polar Bear expidition took place at the end of WWI. You may remember that the Russian Revolution took place at that time. The US was on the side of the white forces and the reds won. In the end everyone did well but it took 70 years to find that out.
The Military Museum in Frankenmuth is probably the best source of information on the many Michigan men who served in Russia at that time.

Friday, February 2, 2007

We had a great weekend

We had a great weekend last week. We went to Chicago to meet Bills parents and spent a day with Kate