What would the conclusion be if a parking lot archeologist came upon this layer in the sediment, many years from now?  Much depends on the continuity of history. In the future where the slab pictured below is unearthed, would handicapped space indicators in parking lots still be blue?; would there still be handicapped spaces?; would […]


Vulva stones? The essay entitled, “How the Vulva Stone Became a Brachiopod” in Stephen Jay Gould’s book The Lying Stones of Marrakech [1] intrigued me. No, not for prurient reasons. My interest was stimulated by the references to the British philosopher, Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626). As a philosopher who lived at end of the […]