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Barry Evans

Barry Evans lives in Old Town Eureka with his girlfriend (and wife) Louisa Rogers, several kayaks and bikes, and a stuffed gorilla named “Nameless.” A recovering civil engineer, he is the author of two McGraw-Hill popular science books and has taught science and history. His Field Notes anthologies are available... more

Recent Posts

  • A Magical Elk Moment on the Beach

    • Jul 29, 2013
  • Dia de la Virgen
  • Dia de la Virgen

    • Dec 12, 2012
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    Recent Articles

  • Ötzi the Iceman
  • Ötzi the Iceman

    • Aug 10, 2017
  • Westworld vs. Realworld
  • Westworld vs. Realworld

    • Jul 27, 2017
  • Early, Early Man in the Americas?
  • Early, Early Man in the Americas?

    • Jul 13, 2017
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    Recent Comments

    Re: “Eclipse 2017: Humboldt Sits on a Partial Path of Totality

    With due respect to Ken Yanosko, a partial eclipse will never be life-changing. You'll never be the same after viewing a total solar eclipse.

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    Posted by barryevans on 08/10/2017 at 12:13 PM

    Re: “Buddy's Blues

    Thanks for this sweetly-written story about a sweet man, Jen. My 70th b'day: dinner at Chapalas, then we all went over to OTCC for an hour or so of Buddy's blues. Perfect!

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    Posted by barryevans on 07/13/2017 at 7:51 AM

    Re: “'Nuclear Batteries'

    A terrorist attack on an above-ground conventional nuclear power station seems a lot more feasible than causing a release of radioactivity from a deeply-buried, comparatively small (9-foot diameter) SMR. One reason of many why I'd like to see this technology pursued.

    Posted by barryevans on 07/06/2017 at 10:35 AM

    Re: “It's About Time

    Thanks for the correct (1922) attribution, wmngreer! (It's usually given to Einstein, John Wheeler, Woody Allen...)

    Posted by barryevans on 07/01/2017 at 7:40 AM

    Re: “Tabby's Star

    Yeah, the energy has to go somewhere...maybe that 22% is only hard to imagine for a generation that's barely got off its home planet?

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    Posted by barryevans on 06/30/2017 at 4:32 AM

    Re: “About Time

    Hey Douglas, Thanks for this. You answered your own question: becoming "more random as the system ages" IS the arrow of time. Entropy is what gives the arrow direction, hence "past" and "future."

    Posted by barryevans on 05/25/2017 at 8:49 AM

    Re: “Pitch and Pour

    Hot leads and cold beer is SO much better than the alternative!

    Posted by barryevans on 04/21/2017 at 5:46 AM

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