Monthly Archives: June 2016

Future News — The Last President

Future News — The Last President     WNYX News, Wed, Nov. 9, 2016 — “This is Jake Brock at JFK Airport in New York, and the scene here is the same as in airports nationwide.  Thousands of people trying to get … Continue reading

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Human Sacrifice in Modern America

Human Sacrifice in Modern America     I was intrigued by a recent article by Sarah Kaplan in The Washington Post:  “The ‘darker link’ between ancient human sacrifice and our modern world.”  It concerns a new study in Nature on how ritual … Continue reading

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This Wonderful New Age

This Wonderful New Age     Here we are careening through the 21st Century, reaping the benefits of brave new technologies.  What just came on the market is already obsolete, it’s on to the next new thing.  Because of the sheer quantity … Continue reading

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Alan Turing and the Thinking Machine — Part II

Alan Turing and the Thinking Machine — Part II     After the war Turing returned to his own machines, designing the ACE, Automatic Computing Engine, an early electronic stored-program computer, but he couldn’t get the funding.  He lacked the charisma and … Continue reading

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