Archives for June 24, 2012

Lonesome George c. 1912-2012

It has just been reported that Lonesome George, the Galapagos Tortoise who was considered to be the last of is kind, has died. the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on Sunday of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old. Lonesome…

A sense of proportion

Despite the fact that we observe the world around us everyday, for many common phenomena we have a very poorly developed sense of the important variables of size, shape, position, and motion. As I sit here by the side of the lake and look around numerous examples come to mind. One example arises from a…