Dr. Ron Iliffe, Oxford professor of History of Science, has written an important book published this summer by Oxford University Press about Sir Isaac Newton (1646-1723), especially his theological beliefs. It is entitled Priest of Nature: The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton (536 pp.) Dr. Iliffe’s duties include being Co-Director of the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology and his beingGeneral Editor of the Newton Project. The latter includes the work of sixteen academics. So, while Iliffe… Read more

Days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, San Juan’s Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized the U.S. in its relief effort to assist Puerto Rico. (San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico.) She was strongly supported in this accusation by U.S. army, three-star, retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore. The U.S. had just made him director of the its relief effort there in Puerto Rico. He called the U.S. effort “a slow response” and provided evidence for this allegation. General Honore had… Read more

Mark Zuckerberg–the Jewish founder and CEO of the amazingly successful and ubiquitous Facebook–apologized yesterday on Yom Kippur for how his company may have unwittingly aided Russians trying to thwart the U.S. presidential campaign last year. Zuckerberg said, “For those I hurt this year, I ask forgiveness and I will try to be better,” he wrote in a brief post. “For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask for forgiveness and I… Read more

Six days ago, in defiance of the Iraq government, Iraqi Kurds held a referendum vote to secede from Iraq and form their own nation. The vote was an overwhelming 93% in favor of seceding. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi condemned the vote. Turkey and the U.S. also ware against the referendum. It remains to be seen what will become of this Kurdish effort to form their own nation separate from Iraq. The Kurdish people live in Kurdistan–a name given to a… Read more

I first developed my “self-supporting book” invention in March, 2009. (It wasn’t any good and went through several improvements over the years. I now own two patents for two different embodiments of this invention. See “My Second Patent,” posted on this blog on September, 30, 2017.) My patent attorney filed a patent application for this invention months later in the same year, 2009. We also filed an application for the trademark “A Triangle Book” for this invention. My patent attorney… Read more

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted me my second patent for “a self-supporting book.” My trademark that I own for it is “A Triangle Book.” I had a website of that name, took it offline, and will now put it back online soon. But it’s purpose is mostly just to inform the book publishing industry, not the public. However, you can learn from it what I’m trying to do. This is my second patent for “a self-supporting book.”… Read more

That is what The New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow, a black man, asked in his column on September 18th. He questioned it partly in response to ESPN host Jemele Hill saying on September 11th, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.” Blow provides evidence from Trump’s actions and words relating to this subject, and then Mr. Blow answers his own question as follows: “It is clear that Trump is… Read more

Last year, San Francisco 49er quarterback in the NFL, Colin Kaepernick, kneeled during the singing of the National Anthem right before a nationally televised game as a form of silent demonstration calling the nation to attention regarding race relations. It was a controversial move. Many football fans objected, thinking it was unpatriotic. So did President Trump. One week ago today, President Donald Trump spoke at a political rally in Huntsville, Alabama, in which he highly criticized NFL players for kneeling… Read more

Fake news pioneer, Paul Horner, died at 38 years of age nine days ago on September 18th of what may have been an overdose of narcotics. He lived here in the valley–in Phoenix–where I live. The Arizona Republic reported today, “For at least six years, Horner sprayed the Internet with intentionally false stories designed to inflame readers. Those stories often went viral on Facebook, allowing him to misinform tens or hundreds of thousands of people–including eventual voters–from his Phoenix apartment.” Horner… Read more

Colin Kaepernick is the former San Francisco 49ers football quarterback who received national attention last year when he kneeled before the 49ers nationally televised football game while the national anthem was being played. He did it as a silent protest to recent incidents in the U.S. of police brutality and unjust treatment of minorities, some even resulting in killing of blacks. Colin is black, but he doesn’t look like it much. Colin Kaepernick is an adopted child by his white… Read more

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