Category Archives: physical stuff

269. Almost the same, almost forever (but not quite)

Noth­ing in nature ever repeats itself. Not quite. No two heart­beats are ever the same. No two orbits of the earth around the sun are ever the same. No two human faces are ever the same, no two trees, or … Con­tinue read­ing

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263. When an Arm is not an Arm

An arm is not an arm until it attaches to a body and moves in cer­tain ways. It is the rela­tion­ship between the arm and the body which makes it an arm, not a cer­tain weight or shape of blood … Con­tinue read­ing

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257. Feeding the Uninvited Guests – Why putting on weight is so damned unfair

This is com­pletely unsci­en­tific. I don’t know the vices of microbes. I am told that I have tens of tril­lions of the bug­gers in my gut, and through my body. “Accord­ing to a recent National Insti­tutes of Health (NIH) esti­mate, … Con­tinue read­ing

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245. The Spotted Dog Trot

Hey, this is a new inven­tion. It must be new because I just invented it. Don’t count the mil­lions of out-of-breath grand­pas flee­ing from bears and angry ladies over the last two mil­lion years. Here’s how it works: jog 50 … Con­tinue read­ing

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228. Creative Destruction

Exer­cise is the man­aged destruc­tion and regen­er­a­tion of liv­ing tis­sue for increased strength. With­out that destruc­tion of tis­sue, there can be no improve­ment. Learn­ing is the man­aged destruc­tion and regen­er­a­tion of knowl­edge for increased insight. With­out that destruc­tion there can … Con­tinue read­ing

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211. The High Price of Friends

The trou­ble with peo­ple is that they eat, drink and inhale. When you hang out with these crit­ters they get twitchy if you don’t agree to destroy your own body with unwanted food, and poi­son your brain with booze, sug­ary … Con­tinue read­ing

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196. In Praise of Small Men with Big Feet

For a small man with big feet, big ears, a big nose, crooked teeth, anti-social habits and no respect for author­ity, being over 60 is not such a bad age in my expe­ri­ence, espe­cially if you can still do a … Con­tinue read­ing

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