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    HAIL SAGAN!!!

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    This is, to me, reminiscent of the first determination, in 1676, that the speed of light is finite, through quantitative measurements. Ole Romer only used one tool as well (telescope); the rest was imagination and mathematics.

    Ole RÝmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Not bad figuring either. Technology never trumps genius.
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    These Kids Power Their School by Running Up and Down the Hallway

    The family that lives above me could make a fortune if they installed these in their unit.
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    Nope baby spiders aren't cute either

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    I finally finished reading Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.: Suzanne Corkin: 9780465031597: Amazon.com: Books last week.

    This book is a pretty dry read. It's almost entirely a straightforward account of the various tests this doctor and others performed on Henry Gustave Molaison following his ill-fated lobectomy and the conclusions they drew from them, and even these accounts fall a little short. They are too detailed to be of interest to a casual reader like me, and sometimes not given suitable context as to their importance or uniqueness. The end result is a book that is interesting only due to its subject matter, lacking in personal connection and wanting for clarity. If you have a specific interest in the recent history of human brain memory studies, it's certainly worth a look, but if you were looking for a more personal story of the life of one who became a key figure for medical research, a better book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot: 9781400052189: Amazon.com: Books (which, granted, is also as much about the author and the family of the subject).

    On the plus side, I did learn a few things, the most useful being about the sometimes-long recovery time of elderly patients to general anesthesia. Just that nugget of knowledge is helping me deal with my grandma after a surgery.

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    Best wishes for your grandmother in her recovery from all of us here at Casa ChilledAgua.
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