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Ted McCormack

Ted McCormack

Grow Up Or Blow Up

Grow up or blow up

Some of us are maturally challenged that is, stuck in overly emotional adolescence in which our decision-making abilities are limited and short-sighted. We often act before we thoroughly assess the long-term implications of our actions. And the more political power…

What’s the Temperature?

What’s the Temperature?

What do the numbers 0, 32, 273.15, and 491.67 have in common? They all tell the freezing point of water from liquid to solid, giving us four ways to say the same thing depending on where you are and what…

We Are of the Spectrum

We Are of the Spectrum

Several cultures throughout human history have had some form of sun worship. One of the most famous was the worship of Ra (pronounced ray) by the ancient Egyptians. Depicted as a man with the head of a falcon with a…

Luck and Life

luck and life

Living, learning, relating to others. It all comes down to you and me and how we manage our conduct in light of our philosophies, our political and social biases, our love and compassion for each other, our dislike for each…

Our Culture of Fear

Our Culture of Fear

Humans take the struggle for survival we learned for animals and blend it with the circumstances of a particular environment, then add to that the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, and security, and from this blend of factors evolve…

The Four Phases of Human Evolution

the four phases of human evolution

One of the oldest animal species alive on Earth is the horseshoe crab, which originated some 445 million years ago. These odd-looking marine animals evolved into their present form about 250 million years ago and have not changed much since…

The Strength of Words

The Strength of Words

We have all heard the expression “the pen is mightier than the sword.” That is true unless you have malevolent soldiers shooting at you and artillery shells exploding in your face. How strong are our words in preventing the many…