Archive for By Isaac J. Evans

Alien Analysis

Do you believe in aliens? In 2001, the people of Milk Hill, a remote area in Wiltshire, England, were confronted with this question when mysterious circles appeared overnight in the fields of their small hamlet. As any parent with a kiddie pool understands, impressions left in the grass are not necessarily unique or baffling, but […]

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Will It Work, or Will It Last?

Imagine floating around weightlessly like an astronaut and exploring unknown surroundings, without ever leaving Earth’s atmosphere. As you journey through uncertain territory, you encounter a 16-footwide winged fish, then a 523-foot-long missile tracking ship. No, you are not in a scene from Star Wars, you are scuba diving off the coast of South Florida. Scuba […]

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Our Well-Drilling Worldview

“Is the glass half-full, or is the glass half-empty?” Whether in a job interview, philosophy class, or late night discussion with friends, most of us have encountered this question in some form or another. This immemorial question is often used as a litmus test to determine a person’s outlook on life. The pessimist will see […]

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From Whales to Wells

“The privation of water is justly ranked among the most dreadful of the miseries of our life… the violence of raving thirst has no parallel in the catalogue of human calamities.” These words were written in 1820 by Owen Chase, first mate of the Nantucket whaling ship Essex. The Essex is best known for being […]

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