Update

Running Windows on a Mac platform creates all sorts of problems, especially of the hardware type when starting Windows on a virtual PC freezes the Mac, so I spat the dummy and purged the Mac of Windows software etc.; unintended consequences follow, such as inadvertently purging the blog editor, and losing whatever. C’est la vie.

Online editing is all and well with a reliable connection but I live in a rural area with the usual limited broadband access, so offline blog editors are being evaluated and things might get a bit messy here while I learn a new skill.  Pity Word for Mac can’t post blog entries – Word for Windows does. Sigh. (expletive deleted).

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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