Recent Science on Race

In an earlier post, I described the European practice of exhibiting people of other races in museums and zoos in the 19th century up to the present. In this post I want to discuss how science can help us approach racism. The science on race has changed since the 19th century. Obviously people thought that race… Continue reading Recent Science on Race

Rotation of Champagne

In 2012 my wife and I spent our vacation in France, staying a week each in Alsace, Champagne, and Paris. One day we took a winery tour at the Moet-Chandon headquarters in Epernay. A great tour, we highly recommend it. One of the interesting things we saw was a machine that is programmed to rotate… Continue reading Rotation of Champagne

The Armed Man – a mass for peace

The evening of May 6, 2017, I attended a performance of Karl Jenkins’ "The Armed Man – a mass for peace"  by the Albany Pro Musica Masterworks Chorus (José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, director) and the Pro Musica Orchestra (Anne-Marie Barker-Schwarz, director). A film by Hefin Owen containing many wartime scenes, ranging from images of medieval soldiers to nuclear blasts, was played… Continue reading The Armed Man – a mass for peace