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Monday, January 08, 2018

Moving

Eppur si move. Perhaps 400 years ago, while gazing at the sky and stamping his foot on the ground, Galileo uttered those words. But perhaps it is just a story. Whatever really happened, that sentence was meant to stress something that to him was a ‘fact’-that the earth moves, orbiting the sun-regardless of religious teaching that said the opposite.

Religion said X but science said Y, and the…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.