Morning, noon and night

Three random things I learned, or remembered, today

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Journey by Starlight

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NIGHT

This award winning blog looks fascinating.

“Journey by Starlight” is the untold story of Albert Einstein’s imaginary journey across the universe.

“This is the story of a great journey that started with a great thought. One day in 1895 a boy looked into a mirror and wondered what the universe would look like if he could travel on a beam of light. That sixteen year old boy was Albert Einstein and that one thought started him on the road to discover his Theory of Relativity.”

JOURNEY BY STARLIGHT

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Guy Fawkes Day

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MORNING

“Remember, remember, the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”

BRITANNICA BLOG – WHERE IDEAS MATTER

Dot Earth

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MORNING

The New York times runs a fascinating blog……..

“By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of people alive today. Those billions will be seeking food, water and other resources on a planet where, scientists say, humans are already shaping climate and the web of life. In Dot Earth, reporter Andrew C. Revkin examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits. Supported in part by a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Mr. Revkin tracks relevant news from suburbia to Siberia, and conducts an interactive exploration of trends and ideas with readers and experts.”

DOT EARTH

A Second Blog

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NIGHT

“THE KITCHEN WITCH”

I started writing this blog “Morning, Noon and Night” a few months ago. Every now and then I included recipes from very old cookery books that have been lying around our house for as long as I can remember. They are faded and tatty and have been handed down from generation to generation.

Sometimes, hidden among the pages are old handwritten recipes and cuttings from magazines.

I decided I would record some of these old recipes by gradually posting them on a second blog site. I’ve started off with some of the most basic. Some of the old cookery books really started from scratch in a way that is seldom done today. So, the simplest old recipes will appear first.

BE THE FIRST TO VISIT “THE KITCHEN WITCH”

There will probably be some scattered household hints too.

The photographs are a bit of an assortment really. They are often unrelated to the posting but rather a reminiscence of the way things used to be.

The blogosphere and memes

NOON

I need to learn the Blogoshere language.

The term Blogosphere was first introduced in 1999 as a joke and was reintroduced again in 2002.

In 2007, many still consider the Blogoshere as a joke, however it is now starting to be taken seriously by academics as a gauge of public opinion on many matters.

“Memes” are what really interest me, particularly the concept that they operate in the same way as “genes” and undergo natural selection.

Here is a definition of a “meme” from Wikipedia.

“A meme, (IPA: /mi:m/) as defined within memetic theory, comprises a unit of cultural information, the building block of cultural evolution or diffusion that propagates from one mind to another analogously to the way in which a gene propagates from one organism to another as a unit of genetic information and of biological evolution.[1] Multiple memes may propagate as cooperative groups called memeplexes (meme complexes).”

I’m going to read a bit more about “memes” soon.