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Jack D Capehart
Dayton, OH
Retired Electronics Engineer
Interests: Physics,Math,Sci-Fi,Family,Philosophy
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What government officials say should mostly be ignored. It's what they do that's important. But the most important thing of all is finding out what they're doing and what they did in the past and that's becoming a more difficult problem every day. Fake news and biased news agencies are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Jack D Capehart's blog
When conversing with someone, older people often have trouble thinking of the words they need to express themselves and before they can come up with the words, someone else says something that changes the topic. We need to give older people time to find the words they need by "listening... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Jack D Capehart's blog
The key to understanding explanations of the origin of the universe is knowing the difference between "exploding" and "expanding". Exploding means mass or energy moving outward from from some central point due to some central force but expanding meams that more space is created between energy or mass particles where... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Jack D Capehart's blog
When you reach your 60's or 70's, you will find that you quite often can't remember a word that you want to use to express yourself. If you have a large enough vocabulary, you can easily come up with a substitute word or words that will get your meaning across.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Jack D Capehart's blog
Young Einstein is bouncing on the couch. His Mother says; "Albert, sit still." Einstein replies; "It's impossible for anyone to do that!" His Mother says; "Don't get smart with me young man!" Einstein says; "It's too late. I've already learned the truth. Everyone on earth is moving hundreds of miles... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Jack D Capehart's blog
Remember Citizens Band radio? The way it worked was that you pushed the transmit button on your radio and talked and when you were done, then you released the button and listened. Then supposedly the person with whom you were communicating would push his transmit button and talk. The key... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Jack D Capehart's blog
Galileo's answer to the charge of blasphemy: "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Jack D Capehart's blog
An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen. The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, "Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly."... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Jack D Capehart's blog
I think some things are almost certain to be true, some things might be true or false, and some things are almost certain to be false but I do not like to say I "believe" in anything. I have decided that the word "belief" has become too ambiguous a word... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Jack D Capehart's blog
The primary force that holds the earth in its orbit is the gravitational pull of the sun and the shape of that orbit approximates the shape of an ellipse but the elliptical shape is slightly deformed by the other planets in the solar system and all other bodies in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Jack D Capehart's blog
Finally someone asked me what my signature block quote means. You know, the one I sign all my emails with; "Quantum Mechanics describes the butterflies that cause the storms we call reality." When I composed that quote several years ago, I was rather proud of it and thought it would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at Jack D Capehart's blog
You should not decide whether you believe or disbelieve anything until you have enough information to make that decision. When someone wants to know if you believe something, your answer doesn't have to be only yes or no. A perfectly good answer is that you don't have enough information to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Jack D Capehart's blog
By believing too much of what they get in their email, read on the internet, see on TV, and read in newspapers and magazines and then forwarding all this startling information to everyone in their address book without understanding it or checking out its validity. By pushing more religion into... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Jack D Capehart's blog
If you believe in God, ask Him what to believe. Don't rely on dogma, doctrine, or the Bible. They are not reliable, reasonable, or consistant. THINK!! Don't accept authority. Think for yourself! Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Jack D Capehart's blog
Saint Merck Pharmaceuticals (SMP) recently announced a new product, Gospills, purportedly able to relieve the symptoms of atheism. The very large white tablets, each in the form of a crucifix are reportedly hard to swallow and so have been manufactured with score marks so they may be broken into separate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2012 at Jack D Capehart's blog
If all of the stars ceased to exist today, it would be impossible for us to ever determine this fact. The reason is that they have been sending light our way for 14 billion years and it would take that long again for us to see the last of it.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at Jack D Capehart's blog
The only way to know that God exists is for Him to tell you so. All else is hearsay. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Jack D Capehart's blog
It's certain that I will always be doubtful and it's doubtful that I will ever be certain. People who are certain about almost anything scare the hell out of me! Those are the people who cause wars or kill the wrong person. Probably worse than that, they teach their children... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Jack D Capehart's blog
But a short time elapsed after the death of the Great Reformer of the Jewish religion before His principles were departed from by those who professed to be his special servants, and perverted into an engine for enslaving mankind, and aggrandizing the oppressors in Church and State; that the purest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Jack D Capehart's blog
When you read a statement like, "Did you know that 42.73% of all quoted statistics are just plucked from the air?", you should be able to see the difference between accuracy and precision immediately. The statement is very precise since 0.01% means one part in 10,000 but you know it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Jack D Capehart's blog
Deism: Deism is the recognition of a universal creative force greater than that demonstrated by mankind, supported by personal observation of laws and designs in nature and the universe, perpetuated and validated by the innate ability of human reason coupled with the rejection of claims made by individuals and organized... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at Jack D Capehart's blog
"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." Steven Weinberg (Nobel Laureate in Physics), quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999 There’s a worldwide loosely knit organization... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Jack D Capehart's blog
Say that several thousand years in the future teleportation has been perfected and the way it works is to make an exact duplicate of a human being including everything in the immediate vicinity like clothes, briefcase, shoes, etc. and reproducing all of this at the destination. The exact atomic configuration... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at Jack D Capehart's blog
Gossip (malicious chatter or rumours about other people) has always been a problem but today it may lead to suicide, murder, or the overthrow of governments because the internet and email provide an easy way to amplify and multiply its effect. I venture to say that most if not all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Jack D Capehart's blog
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