barryevans 
Member since Feb 26, 2009

Barry Evans

Bio:
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

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  • 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

  • 'Nuclear Batteries'
  • 'Nuclear Batteries'

    The future of electricity?
    • Jun 15, 2017
  • Measuring our Lives
  • Measuring our Lives

    • Jun 1, 2017
  • It's About Time
  • It's About Time

    • May 18, 2017
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    Recent Comments

    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

    Re: “Yes, I Use a Fork

    Way to go, Sylvia, you rock (still!)

    2 likes, 0 dislikes
    Posted by barryevans on 02/02/2017 at 11:10 AM

    Re: “Largest March in Eureka History

    Thanks for the coverage and great pics, Linda--we were there in spirit (actually on a long bus ride in Mexico). Gotta get me a pussy hat for next time--and yes, I'm sure there will be a next time. Hugs, barry

    6 likes, 2 dislikes
    Posted by barryevans on 01/21/2017 at 9:12 PM

    Re: “Language: Innate or Invented?

    Recent interview with Noam Chomsky included this:

    How do you account for your amazing stamina and energy level at age 87?

    The bicycle theory. As long as you keep riding, you dont fall.

    Posted by barryevans on 10/31/2016 at 1:05 PM

    Re: “Candelabra Trees

    Hi Rosanna, best person to ask would be Louisa Morris of the Mendocino Land Trust. I'm guessing 50-100 of these trees.

    3 likes, 0 dislikes
    Posted by barryevans on 10/17/2016 at 7:09 AM

    Re: “Language: Innate or Invented?

    Dan Everett deals with the merge/recursion confusion--also whether a single counter-example of a language lacking recursion voids a language gene--in this very readable discussion:

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002…

    BTW, he's had to put up with a lot worse than "infantile and misdirected" over the years!

    Posted by barryevans on 10/04/2016 at 11:41 AM

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