WHAT YOU DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

Neal Pollard In discussions about the smartest person who ever lived, William James Sidis’ name will come up as being in the mix. Though measuring IQs with a specific number is not an exact science, he is reputed to have had an IQ of 200 or more. He was reading the New York Times at … Continue reading WHAT YOU DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

DO WE HAVE CONFUSING MENU TERMS?

Neal Pollard Open Table, a company that facilitates reservations at better restaurants, sent a quiz today to test my familiarity with some of the more sophisticated menu terms one encounters. I made 40%, and at least a few of my right answers were lucky guesses. Truly, I’ve never heard of “okonomiyaki,” “Harissa,” “gochujang,” or “crudo.” … Continue reading DO WE HAVE CONFUSING MENU TERMS?

A TRUTH IN THE MIDST OF TRANSIENCE (poem)

Neal Pollard Waters vast and oceans deep create a marvel and wonder By its volume and power but also the creatures that you’ll find thereunder. The stars and planets, galaxies, the universe, the vastness of outer space The finest particles and smallest molecules, the most infinitesimal place. The power of the greatest man who rules … Continue reading A TRUTH IN THE MIDST OF TRANSIENCE (poem)

“THE UNIVERSE IS ETERNAL”

Neal Pollard Articles across the scientific community of late have been postulating a similar idea. Astrophysicist Brian Koberlein suggests that there was no single point in space and time when matter was infinitely dense, saying, “The catch is that by eliminating the singularity, the model predicts that the universe had no beginning. It existed forever … Continue reading “THE UNIVERSE IS ETERNAL”