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Pure Research

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

This is part 2 of a multi-part post. Part one was If at First You Succeed, Try, Try Again. Another reason to keep searching, even after finding “the answer,” is that if we only look for the answers, we are limited by our ability to imagine the questions. In the sciences, there are the concepts […]

If at First You Succeed, Try, Try Again

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Often when we do a deep and thorough search for records it is because less deep and less thorough searching has not given a result. We search until we find what we were looking for and then search no further. There is another, and in the end much better, reason to make that thorough search. […]

A Time to Think about Time

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Getting into the minds of the people I research is important to me. It can help lead the way to discoveries. It also makes those people so much more real. It also helps to remind me that our ancestors were a fascinating combination of just-like-us and totally alien. If we assume that they were all […]