JFA's Humor Page
Why Humans Like Dogs: Have you ever wondered why almost everybody likes dogs, why even babies usually show a fondness for dogs? Well, it isn't as if we really have a choice; we were selectively bred to be dogs' friends. . . .
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: . . . . A little birdie flies through an uninhabited meadow each day and does what little birdies sometimes do. . . .
Dear Scientific American editor,
I must say that I'm really getting tired of this flap over special creation, intelligent design, and evolution of species. Darned right, I designed humans, using my own form as the pattern, . . . .
The Wild, Wild West: Have you ever wondered why so many movies about the wild west show a piano in the local saloon? . . . .
Historical Indeterminacy -- Why Things Change: . . . scholars have mistaken cause and effect. The fading of information is not causing our knowledge of a moment in the past to become fuzzier; instead the increasing distance from that moment in the past causes the past itself to become fuzzier and, of course, reduces the available information about this moment in the past. Only the present moment is fixed. . . .
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