Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Measuring Technique – OSL

I mentioned in the last post a recently developed technique that “measures” how long soil has not been in direct sunlight, called OSL.  It was used to measure the age of the Uffington White Horse (UWH), or at least, measure … Continue reading

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A Slight Digression

 In the last post, I mentioned the over-active pattern-making sense of humans as being responsible for such theories as astrology, alchemy and the theory of bodily humors, which have been superceded by astronomy, chemistry and modern medicine.  Recently, I … Continue reading

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Science and Measurement

There are multiple levels for questioning measurement. The Questions: 1. What is measurement? 2. How is it done? 3. How did it develop, when and why? 4  Why is it so important: what is the function of measuring? 5. Is … Continue reading

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Looking for the numbers

If you have been reading the posts, you will recognize the following two lists, and probably won’t need to look at them.  But if you are new to this blog, these lists contain the questions and directions of the thinking … Continue reading

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