Category Archives: Communications

Oh How Far We Have Come!

By David L. Brown In 1965 Gordon E. Moore, a co-founder of Intel Corp., wrote a paper in which he predicted that computing power would continue to increase exponentially, that is, doubling again and again. Moore noted that since the … Continue reading

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How the Earth Was Lost

By David L. Brown I have been silent in recent weeks on the subject of climate change. My reason: I am gobsmacked by the success of the anti-global warming activities that have taken place. Science and reason are in full … Continue reading

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Financial Meltdown Mirrored at North Pole

by Val Germann The world’s financial markets and “The Top of the World” are exhibiting a frightening similarity as winter ends: both are melting down.   In a few days the G-20 nations will sit down for a talk as the … Continue reading

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On Words and Their Importance

By David L. Brown I’ve noted that our President Elect has declared that he will “create or save” 2.5 million jobs in the next couple of years. Since I think words are important, it is interesting to analyze that statement, … Continue reading

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Most Diabolically Misleading Magazine Cover Ever?

By David L. Brown We have written much about the activities of climate change naysayers, many of them in actuality puppets whose strings are pulled by ExxonMobil and the like. The mainstream press generally takes a “balanced” approach to reporting … Continue reading

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“Inconvenient Truth” Ranked #3 on Amazon

By David L. Brown This may be one of the shortest posts ever on Star Phoenix Base, but I had to share this good news: Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, is presently ranked No. 3 on the list of … Continue reading

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Did Language Begin with a Gesture and a Word?

By David L. Brown Disclosure statement: I am not Noam Chomsky nor do I have any formal training in the “science” of linguistics. However, I am someone to whom language has been a supreme influence, both in its spoken and … Continue reading

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News from Another Planet?

By David L. Brown From the latest issue of Science Magazine, 8 December 2006, pg. 1521, this news item is reprinted in its entirety. It does not even require commentary: AN INCONVENIENT DVD. The producer of Al Gore’s movie about … Continue reading

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Words Reflect the Spirit of the Times

By David L. Brown Each year the editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary choose a “Word of the Year,” which is intended to capture the spirit of the changing times. This year’s choice is entirely appropriate in view of … Continue reading

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Avian Flu: Don’t Panic, It’s Only Entertainment

By David L. Brown We can count on the TV industry to take advantage of every opportunity to spread misinformation and fear among the public. Afer all, it serves a greater good—selling commercial time. With these people on “our side,” … Continue reading

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