Magnus Alfred Pyke (Paddington, London, 29 December 1908 – 19 October 1992)
Dr. Pyke was a British scientist and media figure, who, although apparently quite eccentric and playing up to the mad scientist stereotype, succeeded in explaining science to a lay audience. He was known for his enthusiastic way of waving his arms around as he spoke. Read the rest of this entry »
I just watched a documentary today called “Saving Luna”. It tells the beautiful tale of a young Orca whale who somehow lost his pod while migrating in the Pacific Ocean. L-98, as the scientists called him, ended up veering off into an area on Canada’s Pacific Northwest called Nootka Sound. Read the rest of this entry »
"The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint ... but is conceived and ordered ( moved, seconded carried and minuted ) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices"
-- C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]
from The Screwtape Letters
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