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 By Molly Absolon WRITERS ON THE RANGEThis summer, three of us were hiking in Alaska’s western Brooks Range when we encountered a pack of eight wolves. We were far from any help when they moved toward us, paused, and then disappeared behind a low ridge. When they re-emerged seconds later, th…

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There is, in all of life, an instinct for structure. Animals congregate in packs, flocks, herds, some sort of gathering of like-kind, and within such a group, we find a structure which determines how the group operates.

So WHAT IF things were different? Have you ever wondered how life would be altered if the ‘facts’ we know hadn’t happened?  Sorta like Opposite Day – which we celebrate in the library every so often. We love to wear our pjs to work or put our clothes on backwards some days.  Let’s spark your…

It was naïve to assume that putting virtually all information in the hands of the world would usher in greater enlightenment. Rather than folks accessing the information necessary to make intelligent decisions, it seems to have only increased our thirst for confirmation bias. Confirmation bi…

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In ancient Greece playwrights like Sophocles and Euripides would write their characters into some improbable situation where a reasonable resolution appeared highly unlikely. No problem, at the critical moment a god would be lowered from a crane onto the stage and save the day. That’s where …