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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

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  • Cancer, Part 1: The Unwinnable War
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    • Jan 17, 2019
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    • Jan 3, 2019
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    • Dec 20, 2018
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    Recent Comments

    Re: “Physics' Beautiful Crisis

    ...essentially at a standstill for four decades.
    I should have allowed that the discovery that neutrinos have mass was an unexpected and important breakthrough.

    Posted by barryevans on 01/16/2019 at 11:21 AM

    Re: “Early Routes Out of Humboldt

    Hi John, thanks for this. Apologies for the belated response.

    The original Harris is sometimes referred to as Old Harrissee this obit, for instance:…
    The junction is, as you say, at (Old) Harris, not New Harris.

    I did check again with Jerry Rohde re the Dyerville Loop. He is of the opinion that it runs from the Avenue of the Giants at the Founders Grove south to Alderpoint Road, east of Garberville. Jerry writes, This is what Google Earth shows and it also conforms to my recollection of the road signs. Almost all of Dyerville Loop Road approximates the Mail Ridge trail, except in the north where the trail would have crossed the river at Camp Grant and continued north over the ridges to the Van Duzen. The road between Camp Grant and the Founders Grove replaced the West Side Road (built c. 1877) that ran near the river and connected Camp Grant with Dyerville and point north. In the south, the Mail Ridge trail picks up Alderpoint Road briefly, heading east, and then branches south on Bell Springs Road. The "paved loop" Rose refers to, between Myer Flat and Miranda is not a loop, and it is part of the Avenue of the Giants. New Harris is several miles south of the original Harris, which is where the route coming down from Spruce Grove (now called the Bell Springs Road) met the Overland Road coming south from Aldrpoint (now called Harris Road). Spruce Grove, on the Mail Ridge trail, was about 2 miles NW of Harris.

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    Posted by barryevans on 09/03/2018 at 7:36 AM

    Re: “Early Routes Out of Humboldt

    Thanks Jerry Rohde for all your help with this one!

    Posted by barryevans on 08/23/2018 at 7:38 AM

    Re: “'A Deluge of Expletives'

    Nice to find myself completely in agreement with Art Spelling for a change!

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    Posted by barryevans on 07/20/2018 at 10:59 AM

    Re: “Colorado Brown Stain and Fluoridation

    Alcohol being a neurotoxin, I take it your a teetotaller, Art?

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    Posted by barryevans on 06/08/2018 at 10:40 AM

    Re: “Colorado Brown Stain and Fluoridation

    Thanks for this, Steven. Wasnt the Fairbanks (and Palmer etc) anti-fluoridation decision based mainly on the hip-fracture scare?

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    Posted by barryevans on 06/04/2018 at 11:44 AM

    Re: “Colorado Brown Stain and Fluoridation

    In case you too young to have seen this

    Posted by barryevans on 06/04/2018 at 10:27 AM

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