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Kevin McLeod
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I am passionate about science, education, democracy and humanity's efforts to spread beyond Earth. Oh, and coffee.
I am passionate about science, education, democracy and humanity's efforts to spread beyond Earth. Oh, and coffee.

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Columbus Day 2016
We all have basic needs. Clean air, clean water, clean food, clothing, shelter, safety, security, good health and a healthy social environment. We all have wants. Social environments become toxic when we permit the wants of some to interfere with the needs ...
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The Roots of Social Conformity
Life on earth has spread from the same DNA base as far back as we can see, from the simple single-celled extremophiles lurking in undersea volcanic vents. There's a lot of change from that point to us, but along the way life repeatedly encounters similar pa...
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Three Bright Lights
Composed this post about six months ago, left it as a draft, rediscovered it recently and posted. Last night the sky over Washington, DC was unusually clear, so we had a spectacular view of three planets low in the pre-dawn east. Venus, Jupiter and Mars wer...
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Volcanoes in Farmland
The mound you see here is Mole Hill in Northern Virginia, a bit over an hour away from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. 48 million years ago it was a volcano. It has obviously worn down quite a bit since then, but the geological processes that gave it birth a...
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Conservatism in the Defense of Air Safety is No Vice
I grew up in small aircraft. My father was a private pilot and took me along often, showed me the landscape of Saskatchewan from 5,000 ft before I learned to ride a bicycle. We always had copies of Flying magazine around at home, a publication with a deep a...
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Conservatism in the Defense of Air Safety is No Vice
I grew up in small aircraft. My father was a private pilot and took me along often to share the landscape of Saskatchewan from 5,000 ft before I learned to ride a bicycle. We always had copies of Flying magazine around at home. Flying has a deep and dedicat...
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Negotiated Limits
No matter what the limits are, there's always someone trying to negotiate it. This is one of the basic laws of managing a building full of teenage boys. This is why my boss is a hardass about limits. He knows - give an inch, take a mile, and away it goes. H...
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