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On Life and Death, in the Marvel Comics Universe

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To write this, I did a lot of research, and had much help from friends. One of them, Craig Deaton, gave permission for his name to be used, but the others have not. I am grateful to them all.

This is a compilation of three lists, for purposes of comparison and analysis, and concerns life, death, being “unkilled,” then “re-killed” after being unkilled, and then, sometimes, being “re-unkilled,”…

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"How Tall Are You?"

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When I am asked for my height, anywhere — especially at school — I answer the question honestly. I am 1.80 meters tall.

I also live in the USA, one of only three remaining countries (the other two holdouts are Liberia and Myanmar) which have stubbornly refused to adopt the metric system. However, I am every bit as stubborn as other Americans, but, on this issue, I choose to be stubborn in the…

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On Boiling Eggs, William Shakespeare, and Richard Feynman

On #Boiling #Eggs, William #Shakespeare, and Richard #Feynman

Not long ago, I boiled a dozen eggs.

After accidentally misquoting Shakespeare, while watching these eggs boil (“Boil, boil, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble”), I then correctly quoted Shakespeare at the eggs, by shouting, “You egg!” at them, as they boiled.

What … you’ve never talked to your food? If not, just try it some time, for it makes life more interesting. If you’re…

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On Omnscience and Omnipresence

On #Omnscience and #Omnipresence

Anyone who does not believe in omniscience should reconsider Google, and anyone who does not believe in omnipresence should reconsider Walmart.

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Information, and Misinformation, About Ebola

Information, and Misinformation, About #Ebola

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Much is now being written about ebola, for obvious reasons. I previously addressed the subject, on this blog, before the news became flooded with ebola-stories (my post was made in late July), and I did so mathematically (because that’s the way I am), right here: http://robertlovespi.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/a-graph-of-infections-and-deaths-during-the-first-four-months-of-the-2014-ebola-outbreak/

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A Historically-Accurate (But Not Recommended) Way to Observe Columbus Day

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Today is Columbus Day in the United States. While I do not recommend actually doing this, the following would be a historically-accurate way to observe this day.

  1. Break into the house where a family of your neighbors live.
  2. Announce to this family that you live there now.
  3. Kick the entire family outside, into the cold.
  4. If you notice them shivering, make them feel better by sharing your religious…

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The 22.5-67.5-90 Triangle

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In the diagram shown, a regular octagon is shown nested inside square LMNP. The central angles of this octagon, such as angle HAF, each measure 360/8 = 45 degrees. Segments HA and FA are radii, and G is the midpoint of HF, making GF a half-side and GA an apothem. Since this apothem bisects angle HAF, angle GAF is 22.5 degrees, making the yellow triangle a 22.5-67.5-90 triangle.

Let FH = 2, as…

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Five Mandalas

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