Evolution Part 8: Plate Tectonics

This is Part 8 of a series of approximately sixty posts that outline evidence, support, and explanation for naturalistic evolution. Receive updates and notification of all posts from dennismitton.com by selecting the follow button on the sidebar of any page. Thanks! Pangaea and Plate Tectonics It’s a jump to move from the philosophical basis of … Continue reading Evolution Part 8: Plate Tectonics

Peloton Bicycle Review

I was all set this year to ride in the Mt. Washington Bicycle Hill Climb in New Hampshire. It’s considered the most difficult bicycle hill climb in the United States and was my birthday present to myself to mark my entry into the sixties. I bought the Peloton with my wife's blessing to help train … Continue reading Peloton Bicycle Review

Book Review: Diet Cults by Matt Fitzgerald

What Passes For Diet Cult Research I received an email recently from someone who tried a diet for thirty days, lost a bunch of weight, and thought I might like to write it up on my blog. I responded, In all seriousness, and said that when he: Had 100 volunteers for a test set who agreed … Continue reading Book Review: Diet Cults by Matt Fitzgerald

For the Writers…The Power of Story

The Power of Story It’s easy to think, and we're often told, that the power of story is dead. Croaked. We watch YouTube, read books online with hyperlinks to definitions and annotations, and don’t spend nearly as much time just reading. I can't imagine how many hours I lay on my bed as a kid … Continue reading For the Writers…The Power of Story

Evolution Part 7: Charles Lyell and The Key To The Past

Cuvier and Catastrophism In Part 6, I looked at catastrophism. The Frenchman George Cuvier, the theory’s vocal and ardent supporter, described earth’s history in terms of ‘historical revolutions’. These were periods of geologic calm punctuated by short periods of intense and sometimes almost immediate changes. Rushing floods, climbing mountains, or shearing glaciers, he thought, could … Continue reading Evolution Part 7: Charles Lyell and The Key To The Past