Observations and Musings of a Retired Scientist and Humanist

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Essays and Commentary on Science and Mathematics

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Understanding the Impossibly HUGE

Huge numbers, such as the national debt, Bill Gates' net worth, and the size of the universe are more easily visualized if explained in terms of every-day objects familiar to all.

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Increasing Profit and Productivity with a Decimal Calendar

Changing to a decimal calendar would reduce business accounting costs and improve employee productivity.

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Alternative Approach to Human Mars Mission

It may be possible to establish a permanent human presence and science research station on Mars by 2028 using present technology and hardware. Here's how...

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English Alphabet Reform

This piece is a humorous proposal outlining how the English alphabet can be transformed to turn written English into a  totally phonetic experience.