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Lawrence Winkler is a physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. His molecules have morphed from medicine to manuscript. He lives with Robyn on Vancouver Island and in New Zealand, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.

Globalisation was Rife in the 16th Century

Clues from Renaissance paintings.


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Posted: May 25, 2019, 10:09 pm

The Mix

 The Songs Of The Summer


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Posted: May 25, 2019, 10:07 pm

Enough.

The truth behind overcrowding on Everest


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Posted: May 25, 2019, 12:34 am

There Is Too Much Stuff


The human brain can’t contend with the vastness of online shopping.


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Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:49 pm

To Avoid Moral Failure, Don’t See People as Sherlock Does

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Posted: May 24, 2019, 4:15 pm

Mars Habitat

How 3D-printing robots will get Mars home-ready for our arrival.




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Posted: May 24, 2019, 4:13 pm

How Selfie Culture Ruins the Great Outdoors for Everyone Else


Social media has made natural spaces more popular. It could also destroy them.


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Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:54 am

The U.S. Stuffed Waste from Nuclear Bomb Tests under a Dome on a Pacific Island



Now, the dome is cracking open. Read Happy Lucky Welcome Fun in Stories of the Southern Sea.



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Posted: May 23, 2019, 12:11 am

Come and Say ‘No’ to Condos on Westwood Lake




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Posted: May 22, 2019, 10:43 pm

Belgian Monks Resurrect 220-year-old Beer After Finding Recipe


Grimbergen Abbey brew incorporates methods found in 12th-century books.


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Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:15 am

The Rare Home-Improvement Show That Spotlights Skilled Workers


In 40 years on air, PBS’s This Old House inspired a more flashy genre of TV while giving tradespeople the attention they deserve.


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Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:13 am

Fish Below Your Feet and Other Solutions for a Living Harbor


In Seattle, Singapore, and other waterfront cities around the world, engineers are creating life-enhancing designs to encourage marine biodiversity.


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Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:10 am

Curbing ‘Extremis’' Speech

It’s a slippery slope.


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Posted: May 21, 2019, 4:53 pm

The 15 Year Layover


He is a man without a country, a family and a home. For more than a decade, Merhan Nasseri has been living in terminal one at Charles de Gaulle airport, waiting. For what, he doesn't know anymore.


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Posted: May 21, 2019, 12:36 am

The Ways of the Wandering Spirit

I like the in-between places, the pauses, caesuras in space.


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Posted: May 21, 2019, 12:34 am

How Ballerinas Defy the Corporeal


in a quest for the ethereal.


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Posted: May 21, 2019, 12:29 am

The Myth of Wealthy Men and Beautiful Women


Similarity and companionship are the currency of attraction, for better or worse.


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Posted: May 21, 2019, 12:25 am

Be Careful with Occam’s Razor, You Might Cut Yourself

As I elucidate in my next novel, The Casebook of Doctor Sababa.


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Posted: May 19, 2019, 9:16 pm

Yes, Determinists, There Is Free Will

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Posted: May 19, 2019, 9:13 pm

Truth, Beauty,

 and Oliver Sacks.



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Posted: May 19, 2019, 9:00 pm

BC Guild of Wine Judges

Now a member.


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Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:43 pm

First Westwood Lake Oyster Mushrooms of the Season


... to go with the chinook I caught in March and the Domaine Renegade pinot noir I bottled in 2009. Yum.


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Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:36 pm

Stickiness

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Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:55 am

If God Is Dead, Your Time Is Everything


Martin Hägglund argues that rigorous secularism leads to socialism.


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Posted: May 17, 2019, 12:44 am

Against Cheerfulness

Practising the Greek virtues of wisdom and courage is one thing. But being cheerful the American way borders on psychosis.


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Posted: May 14, 2019, 9:17 pm
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