I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone say, or write, that insects aren't animals. When one of my daughters was ten years old, she came home one day with the story that her teacher had told the class that insects weren't animals. She spoke up, declared that insects were animals, … Continue reading Animals vs Insects |Insects are Animals
Well, actually, I want them to have a little help. This idea has been evolving with me since I read years ago of an American political commentator, whose name I have unfortunately lost, who suggested that we might all be better off if the vote in elections was restricted to those under 10 years old … Continue reading 10 Year-olds ruling the World
Recently, on a blog for self-published (indie) writers, I read a comment about doing reduced-price promotions on Amazon. The author recommended that you wait until you have "at least ten four star reviews" before you start one of those promotions. I was more than a little bemused, for my books get almost no reviews on … Continue reading Why do my books have few Reviews?
Although I have had the domain alanconrad.com since 2006, and I hoped to continue with it here at WordPress, the location of its registration, it is proving to be problematic in the WordPress system and my access to the location of its registration is so poor, that I have decided that I must abandon it. … Continue reading Alan Conrad address change
Did you know that frogs can see much farther than us? Much, much farther. In British physicist David Deutsch's 1997 book Fabric of Reality, he discusses the electric torch (flashlight) experiment, where an experimenter gradually backs away from the torch, the light from it becoming fainter and fainter, then he says: Can light really be spread more … Continue reading Frogs and the Universe