Retrospectroscope

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Cardiac Pacemakers

The Gulf of Naples and its surrounding area have served as a beautiful, historic, and romantic attraction for centuries, although the site was seriously damaged by the tragic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum plus several other nearby settlements.

Lamarck, Darwin, Wallace, and Ameghino

The universe is the most fundamental wonder: we, as humans, face it every day, contemplate it in endless amazement, question it in our search for answers. And long ago, at a particular moment in a tiny piece of that great wonder, a second wonder, perhaps deeper in reach, emerged: life. Then, slowly, life evolved to contain within it a third wonder, possibly greater in some respects than the universe itself: the human mind.