Monthly Archives: October 2013

Is Technology a Trap for Humanity?

A couple of years ago, the National Geographic channel introduced a reality show called Doomsday Preppers ( The show consists of vignettes about otherwise normal people who are convinced that some great disaster is looming, be it an economic collapse … Continue reading

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Concerning Very Large Numbers, Infinity, and the Nature of the Universe

I’ve heard it said that many biologists are frustrated physicists who couldn’t handle the math. I’ve never been very good at math – I reached my limit as an undergrad when I took (and passed!) a differential equations course, experiencing … Continue reading

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