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Josh Mitteldorf, a senior editor at OpEdNews, blogs on aging at http://JoshMitteldorf.ScienceBlog.com. Read how to stay young at http://AgingAdvice.org.
Educated to be an astrophysicist, he has branched out from there to mathematical modeling in a variety of areas, including evolutionary ecology and economics. He has taught mathematics, statistics, and physics at several universities. He is an avid amateur pianist, and father of two adopted Chinese girls, now grown. He travels to Beijing each year to work with a lab studying the biology of aging. His book on the subject is "Cracking the Aging Code", http://tinyurl.com/y7yovp87.
SHARE Sunday, February 9, 2020 Liaison
From sense or soul, the message is the same;
Fret not concerning whence the wisdom came. Series: I Ching Sonnet Project (10 Articles, 12997 views)
(25 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Wuhan Epidemic: The Need for a REAL Investigation
It looks as though someone is trying to scare us, but it's difficult to know who is behind this most recent epidemic--or if it is just the random mutation that MSM news reports make it out to be.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 26, 2020 Money Story
I can't say that I've outgrown the magical thinking of Prosperity Consciousness, but I've adopted a more generalized and amorphous belief that my needs will be provided. Series: Daily Inspiration (431 Articles, 427487 views)
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 25, 2020 Clever Hans in Miniature
No one imagined that an insect could be trained to do arithmetic. Conventional thinking tells us that there is a deal of hive intelligence governing collective behaviors, but individual bees are too simple to do anything but respond to stimuli. A bee's brain has about a millionth the complexity of a mammal's. Series: Daily Inspiration (431 Articles, 427487 views)
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, January 13, 2020 Retreat
There is a time for action, but not now;
Preserve your latent energies and watch.
The case is critical, and if you botch
This exercise, it might derange the Dao--
No! Dao eternal, solid as the sea,
Cannot be modified by you or me Series: I Ching Sonnet Project (10 Articles, 12997 views)
SHARE Monday, January 13, 2020 What No One has Told You about your Aging Body
Here's the long and the short of it: The body knows how to be young. It knows how to be old. The body can be any age it decides to be.
The body doen't wear out like an old car or a washing machine with leaky gaskets. The life cycle is programmed into us.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, January 6, 2020 Dem's are Impeaching Trump for Wrong Reasons, and It Will Backfire
This video from the Truth Factory argues that Trump is not guilty of withholding aid to Ukraine for political reasons, and that in fact the aid was released to Ukraine with no quid pro quo. But, ironically, Biden was guilty of exactly what Trump is being charged with.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 6, 2020 Just Ask
You can always borrow wisdom, you know--
Don't feel you have to figure it all out.
Surely you know someone whose thoughts about
This question you trust, eager to bestow
Her sage advice on your receptive heart.
Excuse yourself for not being all-wise
Embrace another's wisdom in the guise
That it appears; suffice it that you're smart
Enough to recognize in whom to vest
The sacred trust that only you can grant. Series: I Ching Sonnet Project (10 Articles, 12997 views)
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 31, 2019 An Updated Scientific World-View
The community of scientists has painted for us a picture of the world that is fundamentally wrong. The picture so many of us carry in our minds is derived from 19th Century science. It is utterly inconsistent with quantum physics, and has been contradicted directly by a body of research on powers of the mind that has been marginalized by the mainstream. But somehow, the picture has survived and become ossified in some of the s
(31 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 24, 2019 After Capitalism: The Gift Economy
but in every place where UBI has been tried, people become more productive, more creative, kinder, more community-minded. They will plant gardens and learn to play the guitar, volunteer at children's hospitals and design murals. Citizen scientists and citizen journalists are born. Violent behaviors decline. Rates of accidents and disease drop through the floor.
This is our future, and it can't come too soon.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, December 20, 2019 Applied Parapsychology
The picture was chosen by chance from two possible pictures, and, as frequently happens with such experiments, the students' descriptions fit better with the picture that they were actually to be shown than the one they would never be shown (even though at the time they were describing the picture, they had not yet seen it).
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 19, 2019 Leibniz was no dummy
Gottfried Leibniz was a Renaissance genius on a par with Isaac Newton. He developed a unique solution to the problem of reconciling life (and free will) with a mechanically-determined universe.
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 15, 2019 Yonaguni and Machu Picchu
Evidence from two different regions of the world points to an advanced civilization destroyed by a cataclysm at the end of the last ice age, 12,800 years ago. There are fine stone carvings under the sea between Taiwan and Japan (after sea level rose when glaciers melted). And there is larger and finer stone work underneath the Inca construction at Machu Picchu.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 9, 2019 Cosmology—an Endangered Science
Every fact that we have about the universe as a whole was obtained at enormous cost in time, dollars, and effort. Because the facts we have about the universe are few, in good faith we can only entertain theories that are very simple. Now the observations are telling us the Universe might be complex. That leaves us with an embarrassment of physical models. Series: Daily Inspiration (431 Articles, 427487 views)
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 7, 2019 Climate Sense — Are we being hustled?
I like what the Truth Cat has brought to this conversation, though I'm not on all fours with her political philosophy. The Fossil Fuel industry is not the only bloc with an agenda in this debate.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 1, 2019 What does ‘sesquicentennial’ mean?
The Tides of Change
Herewith is Beauty fashioned? Canst thou deem
Her evanescent roses bourgeon save
Within the sunlight tender on her grave?
Awake no winds but bear her dust, a gleam
In morning's prophecy or sunset's dream;
And every cry that ever Sirens gave
From islands mournful with the quiring wave
Was echo of a music once supreme.
All æons, conquests, excellencies, stars,
All pain and peril of seraphic wars, Series: Daily Inspiration (431 Articles, 427487 views)
SHARE Friday, November 29, 2019 Gratitude for What we Once Had
The hardest gratitude is what we've lost,
Appreciating that which did not last.
To feel this is to know the future's cost,
And free yourself to leave behind the past.
It's difficult, but trust yourself to cope--
To step into the unknown, ripe with hope. Series: I Ching Sonnet Project (10 Articles, 12997 views)