Santa Fe

The tree really looked like this in the setting sun.


Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Mine too, I’m sitting here on my back porch, all the doors wide open, looking up through our tree while the chickadee screams at me to get farther away from its nest.

Aren’t we lucky; it is the most perfect day of this year so far.

Mahonia and I are going out for a ride now,
but if you want to read your regular Wednesday Bare Bones Biology,
it is posted directly below.

What Communication? DNA Can’t Talk.

How can it be that the DNA inside the cells of the bug somehow can affect the DNA inside the cells of the tree? Obviously they have no contact with each other, because the DNA is in the most protected part of every cell of each organisms.

The Power of Facts


This tree is a fact. We don’t need to measure to know that it is, but we could measure it in a variety of ways, so it could be a measurable fact, and trees have definitely been studied using the scientific method. This particular tree is not a scientific fact; it is a beautiful fact. Wait, that was an opinion. Maybe you think the tree is an ugly fact. But it is a fact and not an opinion.

If you want to function effectively in your environment, personal or political, it is important to know the difference between a fact and an opinion.